Consumer vs Producer Mindset: Belief

Build the belief that you can do it. It is important that you build belief in what you do. You have to believe you can be a producer. Again, this goes back to conditioning. Most people don’t believe they can be producers, because they are so conditioned to be consumers. Work on the belief daily…

When In Doubt, Tell the truth

Tell the truth. but first, of course, you have to be able to see the truth. This takes experience and expertise and, most of all, a willingness to look. Most people who see the truth refuse to acknowledge it. We can notice an unhappy customer, a shoddy product or a dying industry, but we don’t…

Fail Forward: What Did You Fail at Today?

We are brought up as children to get good grades, get on the right team, and score the winning goal. If we fail the class, we won't get into a good school; if we don't get into a good school, we won't get a decent job; and if we don't get a decent job, we'll…

Fail Forward: Redefining Failure

"I have failed over and over and over again in my life and that's why I succeed." -- Michael Jordan  We think that failure is the opposite of success, and we optimise our businesses to avoid it. We install layers and layers of systems and controls to eliminate risk and prevent catastrophes. One surefire way…

Fail Forward: How To Fail

There are some significant misunderstandings about failure. A common one, similar to one we seem to have about death, is that if you don't plan for it, it won't happen. All of us fail. Successful people fail often, and, worth noting, learn more from that failure than everyone else. Two habits that don't help: Getting…