When I wanted to get fit I found the very best trainer I could. Price was no object. When I wanted a new software platform I found the best consultant to help us make the selection. Price was no object.
When I wanted our landscaping done I found the best landscaper. Price was no object.
Price was no object not because I don’t care about money, but because I care about results and I understand the opportunity cost of doing it wrong; the difference between price and cost.
In the past I downloaded an e-book and created a physical training program based on that. I trained four hours a week for six months with minimal results. The cost for the e-book was $49, the price was six months of wasted time. The $150/hr my trainer changes me once a month is cheap in comparison.
In the past I ran the project to select a new IT platform. We implemented one for about $150K that we then had to change. The $10K to get the right consultant this time is looking like a real bargain compared to the cost of getting it wrong.
In the past I got a cheap landscaper, then had to redo all his work. The extra 20% I pay now is looking like money well spent.
Shift your vision to focus on the objective, not just on the dollars you have to hand over at the start.
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.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.