Some people like beer.
Some people like wine.
It’s tempting to look at a group and to focus group the heck out of them, then average it up to create something with the widest appeal.
For example, if you were to survey people as to whether they preferred beer or wine you might get half preferring one, and half preferring the other. The average then, is half wine and half beer.
But no one likes beer mixed with wine! The average appeals to no one.
There are very few things that average up that easily. What height you create dining chairs at is one thing, but trying to create something that pleases most people is a great way to please no one.
Recently I met someone who inspired me to my very core; where they’ve come from, what they believe in, what they are doing, who they are, the integrity and courage they live with, the way they are living, the choices they are making, the trust they choose to live with…
They say the man who is going to live to 150 has already been born.
In my life, I’ve spent a lot of time in my head.
And as it turns out, so do people.
When in doubt, think!
Being involved in many businesses personally, and advising many more, I’ve seen a pattern that commonly afflicts entrepreneurs.
But be the author.
In life, if you can’t win, change the rules.