Being involved in many businesses personally, and advising many more, I’ve seen a pattern that commonly afflicts entrepreneurs.
They have a great idea, they execute the idea, and they have a win.
But what’s the worst thing that can happen to you if you visit Las Vegas?
Because success is a bad teacher.
Entrepreneurs who have had a win with an idea often go on to only use their ideas to come up with future plans.
And they usually don’t keep winning. Because an idea is not a plan.
Ideas are important. We must spark ideas with imagination, but if we want to be successful we must fuel them with data.
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.
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.