Dust yourself off and try again

When you have been an entrepreneur for a sufficient amount of time, you become accustomed to having doors shut in your face. To the point where you no longer waste time being emotional about the closed door; rather, you move on to the next possible door… until one door opens, or until you decide to…

November Reading List

I still see great value in reading for both entertainment and education. Some novels are riveting from the very first page, while others make you put them down not because they are uninteresting [though some certainly are] but because of the profound impact they have had on you. Here is my reading list for November:…

Beautiful Fifa World Cup 2022 moment

In a stunning and unforgettable incident, Vincent Aboubakar from Cameroon gets sent off after taking off his shirt to celebrate scoring a goal against Brazil at the 2022 Fifa World Cup. Taking off a piece of clothing during a game is a mandatory yellow card booking. The referee's handing out of the red card was…

Getting lost and not knowing where to go

“What if being lost is part of the path? What if we are supposed to tack across the surface of the lake, sailing into the wind instead of wishing it was only at our backs? What if feeling lost, directionless, and uncertain of the progress is an indicator of growth? What if it means you’re…

Drawings and trashcans

What would you draw on a blank sheet of paper if you knew it was going to be thrown away as soon as you finished it? The challenging aspect of this question is not about the subject matter of the drawing… The tricky aspect is that you would really end up drawing something. You are…

Four Different Sports Stories

The Fifa World Cup 2022 is currently taking place in Qatar, and as is the case with most tournaments, there are some interesting stories to learn about. Often there are four [4] stories. People can make sense of these four distinct forms of stories. It's common to see them in sporting events, but any individual…

Thankfulness

Thankfulness is great since it can be initiated independently of other people. It's easy to start standing that way. Another positive is that momentum grows as word of mouth spreads.

Why fast and easy is not always effective?

Fast, easy, and effective. It is the ongoing chant of our culture that feeds the monster of “your way, right away.” Essentially, credit cards have become the ultimate “fast pass” of our generation. But rather than moving us ahead on life’s great adventure ride, credit cards often put us on the fast track to debt,…

“Half-clutch”

It's better to be completely honest or not at all. A little dishonesty is a problem. Being a bit honest and kind, implies we are only those things when it suits us. It's like being lukewarm. When things become tough, we modify our ways. The greater issue is that we live a life based on…

Entrepreneurship will humble you

"Show me someone with no ego and I’ll show you a big loser.” – Donald Trump  or “More the knowledge lesser the ego, lesser the knowledge more the ego.” – Albert Einstein  Which one of these ideas do you believe in?  I lean towards the latter than the former. Because of this, I've come to realize that…