I want you to make a list of at least 50 things you want to do in the next 10 years. What would do it for you in the next 10 years? If you did this… if you met these people… if you made these investments…
What would make your life dazzlingly unique in the next 10 years?
Write it down – everything you can think of, cities you want to visit, experiences you want to have, some of you want to write a book, some want to climb mountains, some want to have a residence for each season. What would do it for you? Who would you like to meet?
What would do it for you for the next 10 years?
I’m not making any of my own clothes, I’ve not invented the computer I am using, I have not filtered the clean water that I’m drinking, and I want to give back to society, and put back into the stream as much as I can.
Life is short. If you had only one week to live, I’m sure you would spend it doing what you love, with the people you love and when you would see the sunset you would take it all in. You would not let the little ridiculous things hinder you from enjoying whatever you can.
My question is… why wait? We might have only one week from now.
Even if you have big ambitions, detach the outcome from how you think you will get there and ask yourself, “How can I get there faster, quicker, better?” And who knows, you might save yourself a decade with the right answer.
I’m sure these days everyone is ready to accept this: Straight talk.
This is not belligerent talk but telling it like it is. No nonsense, no sugar-coating, but telling it like it really is.
The truth might be painful at first but admitting how it really is, frees you up to change it all. Yes, the truth means, you have messed it up in the past but the truth also means, today is a new day.
You cannot change where you are overnight but you can change where you’re headed overnight.
The naked truth is revealing and inspiring, that’s why we use it.
So, why not admit it today? The quicker you admit it, the faster the fortune, health, vitality, strength, love and abundance belongs to you. You don’t have to babble about it in the neighborhood but admit it to yourself.
I call it truth economy because, in the marketplace, where people vote with their money for your product or service, self-delusion is the beginning of disaster.
This is a huge question. We as disruptors spend way too little time answering this question.
When you want to change a group of people you need to give them a really really good reason why they should tell their friends about you. Telling their friends about you has social hurdles, it is risky. Will I look good? Is it easier for me to just be quiet about this?
What you must create is a why.
LifeSpring is a hospital providing for women of the low-income group in India. They deliver healthy babies every day. On the Baby’s first birthday, they invite the mom back for a birthday party in the community room, at the hospital, with free cake for all her guests.
Now there is a reason for me to invite my friends. It’s generous, exciting and a happy day. They see my happy kid. They see me and especially my mother in law, proud and happy.
Now I know what I am going to tell my friends and why I should do it.
Hiring people to delegate work to is like giving yourself a promotion – a promotion that lets you to constantly be doing work you’re unable to hire anyone else to do.