If you’re buying your lunch from someone, what happens if he’s 20cms shorter than you?
Probably nothing, it’s no distraction, nothing to upset you.
What if he’s from another country?
What if his skin colour is a different colour?
What if he has tattoos?
What if he’s wearing a burka?
What if he uses slang you don’t like?
At some point, most people reach a level of discomfort, when our differences begin to distract us and we fixate on those differences.
Then all we see are the differences.
And we put up barriers.
It’s a lot more productive to look for what’s similar.
There’s always more in common; attitudes, experience, desires, beliefs…
And we connect.
Some people like beer.
Some people like wine.
Recently I was fortunate to attend a good friend of mine’s wedding in Bali. He’s a partner at a well-known law firm in Singapore, and many of the attendees were merchant bankers, venture capitalists and other people in the finance space.
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Recently I had an interaction with someone in a business I own.
Recently we were making a major decision in MedRecruit for a very important leadership role in the recruitment team.
If you go to almost any personal development or business seminar, the presenters will share stories of failure leading to triumph.
It’s not a shop, it’s not online, it’s not Amazon or eBay or Trademe.
Survival isn’t necessary.
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“You don’t choose the life of being an entrepreneur, it chooses you,” is something I found myself saying to a young entrepreneur the other day.