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.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.