It used to be that you could take shortcuts to get to the top. If you knew the right people, had some insider knowledge or someone was kind enough to tell you the secret steps to take, you could get ahead of everyone. But we now find ourselves in a world where anyone can connect… Continue reading Forget The Shortcuts
In normal life average effort, average ability, average strategy = average results. In business most people fail. This therefore means that doing what everyone else is doing, or listening to advice most people give will lead to failure.
I absolutely love this scene from Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Ramsay is visiting a failing restaurant with a super talented French chef. It's failing even though the chef is clearly capable of winning a Michelin Star. The reason? The talented young chef is over complicating his food. [Watch the scene which starts at 20.04] https://youtu.be/TrwC0mo43QM?t=1204 "You… Continue reading A Tale Of Two Whiskeys
Before I learnt to play the guitar I had no idea that you could teach yourself something from scratch with no help whatsoever. You don't need a teacher, you don't need any books, you don't need the "Dummy's Guide", you don't need anything... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17bzj6uudG4 Acoustic Version of "She Wolf", by Megadeth The way I learnt… Continue reading What Nick Jonas Can Teach You About Goals
Employee Someone who does as their told (at the best of times) Bureaucrat Someone who tells others what to do, without any repercussions to themselves (no skin in the game i.e. cowards). Conman Someone who rips others off to benefit themselves. Virtue Signaler Someone who tells others to alter their behaviour, with repercussions to these… Continue reading Definitions To Help You See The World For What It Is
Buying a guitar and an amplifier is easy. Buying a set of dumbbells, a bench and a pull-up bar is easy. But it's hard putting in the 10,000 hours to get good at a musical instrument. And it's hard turning up to the gym no matter what and sticking to a healthy diet. But unlike… Continue reading It’s Easy To Start?
"We already have a way of doing that" This single sentence has taken entrepreneurs and change makers to the edge of their sanity. No matter what you have created, no matter how great your product or service you will likely hear this dreaded phrase. Even incredibly successful companies once faced this type of scepticism. "Why… Continue reading Entrepreneurs Create Change, Customers Buy Solutions