In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
Sure, there are always superstars, and to become one takes talent, work and a bit of luck.
But with diligent consistent work any of us can get into the top 5%.
In the top 5% we have more options… we can pick the good clients, we can charge more, we can exert more control on how we live and work.
It’s about our focus and our choices.
To be in the top 5% of orthopaedic surgeons is one thing. To be in the top 5% of lower limb orthopaedic surgeons in the South Island of New Zealand is another thing altogether. This is where we focus.
Then we have choice to step up, to do the work, consistently, to get to that top 5%.
We can all be in the top 5% if we’re prepared to pay the price.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
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.