A driven, smart, businessman I have been working with is doing exceptionally well. He’s increased revenue by over 60% in the last year largely due to one marketing stream. It’s awesome. I have been encouraging him to create a recurring revenue stream for over a year, but it hasn’t happened.
The law recently changed and he had some compliance work to do to stay operating, so he got it done.
One is a ‘should’, the other is a ‘must’.
We achieve our ‘musts’ and think about achieving our ‘shoulds.’
If his business wasn’t cranking, then the recurring revenue stream would have become a must.
But ‘should’ and ‘must’ are both in the mind, neither are actually real.
We turn a ‘should’ into a ‘must’ by upping the pain associated with something to make it intolerable.
And intolerable is all in the mind too.
It’s a choice.
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.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.