If you weren’t the most popular kid at school, or the best looking, or the most gifted, or the richest, you should probably be really grateful. As humans we do things either to avoid pain, or to gain pleasure. When we are younger it is generally more about avoiding pain.
I think that often the people who change the world start by trying to escape something; they work like demons to prove themselves, to get themselves out of poverty, to ‘be someone’.
As they mature they shift gears from running from something to running to something, but it often starts with running from something.
So if you are running from something, or were, then perhaps it’s time to realise that this is the gift you got to make you everything you can be.
There’s a tendency to gather information, and more information, and more information, indefinitely if a decision is important.
Your next 40 years will be determined by your next ten years.
A mantra I live by in business is, ‘tolerance is the enemy of excellence.’
Functional fixes are not solutions for existential misalignments.
If you’re buying your lunch from someone, what happens if he’s 20cms shorter than you?
It’s almost certain that what’s being agreed isn’t fully understood.
Don’t be a dick.
Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”
In tennis, the majority of the game is spent volleying.
I own a wealth management company called MedCapital