Monday, September 05, 2016

You think you have a problem?

Everyone has problems.
Different ones.
People complain that they have work problems. All the time.
I tell them, the company or boss pays your salary? For WHAT?
This is exactly why we pay for something. 
There is a price to solve a problem. 
We are willingly paying a lot of money to solve our problems, as long as it is affordable, convenient and solved. 
We always pay for solutions –
  • We pay banks interest to finance our home purchase so that we have a place to stay
  • We pay the mechanics to make our car running again
  • We pay the doctors to prescribe our illnesses so that we can recover and back on our feet again
This is so obvious. But yet many people ignore the fact.
You want to have a pay raise but you don’t want more problems to solve in your current job.
Your company can’t grow because when you face a problem, you get back to your comfort zone.
Remember this, opportunity is everywhere. Identify a problem, and offer your solution to it. Then others will be happy to pay you over and over again. So that you will be happy too.
Tell me, what problem can you solve now?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What is grit?

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Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. 

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Grit is having stamina. 

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Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out. 

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Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for YEARS. 

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And working really hard to make that future a reality. 

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Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pace versus potential

After watching Usain Bolt eliminate his competitors with ease, this article should make you think:

You want pace? Or maximise your potential?
Have you ever noticed a strange thing when you get off the highway onto an off ramp or side road? On the highway you're doing about 100 km an hour, and the speed limit on the side road says 60 km an hour. 
You hit the brakes, and think you may have slowed down to 60. 
Yet, you're still doing 80 plus. 
Horrors! You were sure you'd slowed down enough and yet you haven't.

You're experiencing pace vs. potential.

If you were driving at 60 before you hit the off ramp, you'd do 60 quite easily. 
It's because you were oh-so-fast, that you ended doing an 80. 
But how the heck are you going to ever do an 80 in your life, if you don't hit 100?

Because when you're on 100, even your hit-the-brake speed is a good 80.

People hate to be pushed

They want to go at their own pace. They believe they know what's good for them. Yet your life is like a car. You don't know your potential till you really hit the accelerator. You don't know how far you can go unless you hit feel the tires steaming up.

Look around you. The little ol' lady in the next lane is still getting to her destination, but she'll get there whenever. At her own pace. Pace is great. But potential, that's when you really know the stuff you're made of.

Which is why even Usain Bolt has a coach
Which is why Usain is the best sprinter in the world. Because his coach knows the pace of the Bolt. But the coach pushes Usain to his potential.
The difference between pace and potential isn't always a big gap. Try it. It will make a world of a difference in both your business as well as your personal life.
Pace is good. But pace is you. And goodness gracious, you don't really know yourself as well as you think you do.

  • Potential is when you hit the accelerator. When you find what is really possible to achieve. Once you know what you can achieve you're breaking the speed limit.
  • Usain Bolt is naturally talented. Yeah right. So are a million other athletes. The difference between Usain and the other runners is Usain Bolt doesn't keep to the pace of the others. He keeps stretching his own potential. You should too.