No universal love

You are not going to get universal love, that's impossible. But at the same time you are not going to get universal hate. Even the hated person has fans. Your job, as an entrepreneur, is to find people who will love your product, your true believers. You are doing it for them. Not every one…

Easier to help

The easier you make it for someone to help you, the more help you’re going to get.Making it easier involves:Speaking up about what you need Being specific Being concise Being open to their help and suggestions Understanding when the help is not coming in the desired manner Asking someone to help you with something that…

The most destructive of weapons

The most destructive of weapons is not the spear or the cannon, which can wound a body and demolish a wall. The most terrible of all weapons is the word, which can ruin a life without leaving a trace of blood, and whose wounds never heal. Let us, then, be the masters of our tongue…

God is for the valiant

If you are traveling the road of your dreams, be committed to it. Do not leave an open door to be used as an excuse such as, ‘Well, this is not exactly what I wanted.’ Therein lies the seeds of defeat. Walk your path. Even if your steps have to be uncertain, even if you…

Ego remains the enemy

Ryan Holiday wrote an interesting book about ego titled: Ego is the Enemy. His thesis is that ego is the enemy within. Often your enemy is not someone out there, but it is something inside us. The demise of many is the result of the uncontrolled ego they have inside them. Wherever you are, whatever…

Questions are more important than answers

Why? Briefly put, questions seek and frame and expose problems while answers, at their best, are temporary responses whose accuracy changes and shift and decays over time. Over time answers need to be reformed and remade and reevaluated as the world itself changes. Most answers become redundant over time, meaning we need new answers as…

“What am I missing?”

When you adopt the attitude of always asking yourself "what am I missing?" you will always learn new things. "What am I missing?" assumes that even though you may have it all figured out, you that there is always room to improve. If there is nothing missing, then great. If there is something missing, well…

All good ideas are ridiculous

Until people realise they are obvious. Good ideas look ridiculous at the beginning, until they become ridiculously remarkable later. If you are not willing to live through the ridiculous stage, you will never get to the ridiculously remarkable obvious part. Today we start with the Innovator's DNA short course where we will be discussing ideas,…

How we have more ideas

When we think of ideas of various kinds, those that spur creativity, gratitude, or learning for example – we generally start off assuming we don’t have them. However, once we begin to pay attention to them [e.g. by writing them down], we realise that there is more of them than we first thought. You know…

Dealing with the one star review

You took initiative. You asked a question no one was asking. You decided you will do something that you thought mattered. And you delivered. Many in your target audience came right back and told you they were glad you were attempting it. They loved it. “Thank you showing up and doing this”They said. Except for…