In summer I walked up to the Rob Roy Glacier near Wanaka.
When I last did this, about 10 years ago, there was hardly another person. This time is was like a highway.
And out on the lake now in Wanaka it’s heaving with boats. Even on a calm day it’s hard to find smooth water to water ski due to all the boat wakes.
The great ice hockey player, Wayne Gretzky, famously said, “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.”
And this is true in life, and in business too.
From a development perspective, Wanaka is the puck. To do well in real estate it’s probably better to look to what’s next. Where are the walks not crowded? Where are the lakes not heaving with boats?
I think one of the most powerful traits in business is the power of anticipation.
There are countless examples of businesses that were caught ‘looking at the puck’: Blockbuster, Kodak, Toys R Us.
Where is the puck going in your industry?
And more importantly, how can you skate in that direction?
A while ago I encouraged my daughter Zara not to listen to a friend who wanted her to do something that she didn’t feel good about.
When we focus on a past that we don’t like, we are living in a state where we are hoping an imaginary future will heal a non-existent past.
Recently I was in a situation that wasn’t what I wanted, but there wasn’t anything I could do to change it.
Is it to never stop believing?
If you fill up every area of your life with little regard for the quality of what you’re filling it with, there’s not much room left.
“Fortune favours the bold.”
“Look before you leap.”
So, which one is it???
We all make them.
The thought of hard decisions is often worse than the consequences.
Some people bring magic into your life.
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.