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This is just the start of many changes in our country. Long way to go. But it's a start. IF we all Vote.
I subscribe to a lot of emails from experts in their respective fields. Giving my permission.
I've even done some of their courses. All of which have helped, in some way, to bring me this far.
But I still have a long, long way to go! I'll get by, with a little help from my friends! Like The Beatles.
Here's one I got from Allan Dib, an Aussie entrepreneur/coach and "fundi". Why it's better to be dumb
Over my years of coaching entrepreneurs, I've noticed something curious...
It's the most intelligent people who have the most trouble building and launching things.
Whereas their less gifted counterparts generally have far more commercial and financial success.
Because highly intelligent people tend to overthink things.
They analyze every angle and try to get it perfect right out of the gate.
They tend to be perfectionists.
So they'll spend a year, or even years, building a product or a marketing campaign.
They'll delay launching it.
And when they finally go to market (if they go to market), they discover nobody wants it.
Conversely, their competitors just keep trying, failing, trying again and iterating until they hit a winner.
They may have tested 10 different ways before the perfectionist overthinker even tries once.
Facebook's motto in the early days was move fast and break things.
It's a philosophy that's widely used in Silicon Valley and it's something I want you to take to heart.
Because money loves speed.
The time to act is when the idea is fresh.
When you're 100% motivated, and you can just pull the trigger. It generates an energy of its own.
Test small. Test cheap. Test fast.
That's how the most successful startups run, and that's what I recommend for you as well.
Test small, fast and cheap, whether it's an ad, a new product launch, or a campaign.
And most importantly, understand that speeeeeeeeed is an essential element.
Have you got a project, idea, marketing campaign, suffering from paralysis by analysis?
And, from Peter Carruthers
I don't want to frighten you. But you have work to do. "There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.
The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. Martha Graham
We each have work to do.
Not just to earn enough to support our families, but to change the lives of others.
We do that when we help them deal with their problems.
Our businesses earn income because we solve other people's problems. Despite Covid and the economic slowdown, those problems continue to grow.
Those problems are our opportunities. It's time to start finding them again.
During our interview yesterday with Herman Mashaba
ActionSA’s energised and confident Joburg Mayoral candidate was breathing fire.
Wiser after his first stint, Mashaba is ready to deal with those who sabotaged his anti-corruption, pro-efficiency project last time.
Joburg ratepayers are sure to love his fighting talk. I did. - Alec Hogg.
I am serious when I say I am prepared to die in defence of the township economy, the women and children of Soweto.
People must stop trying to save the world. The trick is to make a daily/weekly positive impact in the community you live in.
If we all do right by our people and communities, the puzzles will come together and the country, even the world, will be a better place.
People must find ways of uniting and coexisting outside their political, economic and organisational boundaries.
Unity will take this country forward. Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini led other heroes to defend Maponya Mall in Soweto in June.
From The Daily Insider (BizNews)
In his excellent book Beyond Order, Jordan Peterson shares a story from polymath Robert Sapolsky, a Stanford professor of biology, neurology and neurosurgery. It explains why most herd animals – Sapiens included – tend to stay in crowds. And why someone like Rob Hersov (pictured) is such an exception.
Which is why we should celebrate the Hersovs, Nick Hudsons, Herman Mashabas and others prepared to stick their necks out. For it is these outliers who keep our species moving forward. Alec Hogg.
And on my Blog Last Week - It's only my opinion, but...
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And I don't have to chase after them either. They come to me.
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