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.
Is a feeling.
Entrepreneurs and doctors are similar in many ways.
Recently, I had an experience that led to a decision that on the outside might have seemed rapid and reckless.
Recently I met someone who inspired me to my very core; where they’ve come from, what they believe in, what they are doing, who they are, the integrity and courage they live with, the way they are living, the choices they are making, the trust they choose to live with…
They say the man who is going to live to 150 has already been born.
In my life, I’ve spent a lot of time in my head.
And as it turns out, so do people.