Look where others have quit

We know that one of the biggest mistakes people make is to quit too early and to miss out on some great opportunities.

Because we know people tend to quit when it gets difficult, be willing to look to take over where others have quit.

With some research you can frequently determine whether they quit because it’s the wrong direction or they quit because they weren’t willing to keep looking. Lot’s of opportunities are available because of the latter.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Done

When is something done?

In many cases things will never be completely done because we are always tweaking and updating things.

Rather when asking when something will be done we should be asking when will it be ready to launch. Once we launch we can continue to tweak but till we launch, it’s really just another concept.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Listening

Listening is important but we all have to decide whom we want to listen to.

If you have 100 customers and 99 are thrilled with your services and 1 is unhappy do you let that one ruin your business?

If you are doing research and all of your work shows something is successful but the uninformed opine otherwise, do you let that hold you back?

Listening is important but we do need to make sure we are listening to the right people.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

It’s all in the head

In most cases the reason someone succeeds or fails is all in the head.

Do they believe in themselves?

Are they willing to take chances?

Will they keep going when others tell them to quit.

Deep down, a persons success or failure is all in the head.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Legal

Our standards must be higher than whether something is legal or not.

Too many unfair actions have been justified by legal terms.

What about the standard of “doing the right thing”?

Let’s stop determining whether something is legal or not and raise the bar to determine whether something is right or not. If it’s right, GREAT. Next determine whether it’s also legal. If so, even GREATER!. If it’s not right, then does the legality even matter?

Have a great day!

Lawrence

New Ideas

One of the biggest limiters in peoples ability or willingness to learn something new is the fact that too many people aren’t willing to consider a new idea if their initial read is that they don’t agree with the concept.

Aristotle once said “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

Many new breakthroughs came about from ideas that were initially thought to be incorrect or impossible. Be open to entertaining new thoughts.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Changing behavior

Changing processes is easy.

Changing behavior is extremely difficult.

To assume you can change the process without changing the behavior is probably unrealistic so expect the difficult along with the easy.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

We make quitting too easy

A person has a an idea for a business and they make a half assed attempt and then quit and are able to say “well I tried, it just didn’t work”.

A person tries to make a sale by throwing up a cheap web site and then hoping someone finds it and make the purchase…when that doesn’t work they can say “I tried”.

At what point do we stop making it so easy to quit and instead make the success their only option?

In the musical Hamilton there is a line spoken by the George Washington character (I believe) where he responds to Alexander Hamilton’s statement that he is willing to die for his country. Washington said “dying is easy living is harder”. In real life, quitting is easy (and the more you do it the easier it gets) trying and succeeding is harder.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Surround yourself with achievers

We tend to take on the traits of the people we surround ourselves with.

If you surround yourself with doomsayers who never accomplish anything because they think things will fail, you will most likely never accomplish anything.

If you surround yourself with blamers who never accomplish anything because they prefer to blame others for their failings, you will most likely never accomplish anything.

If you surround yourself with achievers, who go out and get things done, you will most likely achieve things as well.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

The right thing

When is the time to do the right thing?

Always!

Have a great day!

Lawrence