You can consider optimism and pessimism as two different types of biases. "Optimists" supposedly see the world in a way where things are better than they actually are. "Pessimists" supposedly see the world in a way where things are worse than they actually are. "Realists" are meant to be the people who see the world… Continue reading We’re All Biased
Always Aim To Beat The Competition Without Competing
Imagine you're trying to compete with Coca-Cola by creating a new soft drink. A room full of business types would probably get together and say that you need to develop a drink that you can drink a lot of, tastes better and is cheaper. But funnily enough Red Bull came along and made tiny cans,… Continue reading Always Aim To Beat The Competition Without Competing
Failure Is Overrated
In artificial exams there is only one way to succeed and one way to fail. You succeed by giving the pre-determined correct answer and you fail by not being able to give enough of these answers. If you fail, all you have to do in artificial exams is learn more of the correct answers and… Continue reading Failure Is Overrated
Fools & Failures
Only fools do something that is bound to fail. And only failures do something that is bound to succeed.
Who Can You Criticise?
The person you can't criticise is the person who owns you.
Forget The Shortcuts
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
What Nick Jonas Can Teach You About Goals
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
Definitions To Help You See The World For What It Is
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
It’s Easy To Start?
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?
The chef who goes to the market every day, does it as a matter of personal pride because he really cares. The baker who gets up at 5am to bake fresh bread, does it because he really cares about the classical way of baking bread. The doctor who works overtime does it because she really cares… Continue reading Caring Matters