If you do something for long enough, you’ll be an expert at it, for better or worse:
An expert craftsman is someone who practices a craft for long enough to be perceived as better at it than somebody else is. If you’re practicing a lot, you might just have something valuable to share with the world.
An expert whiner is someone who looks negatively (no, it’s not being a ‘realist’) at things for long enough that everything seems negative to you. This is a habit more tough to quit than smoking, so watch those thoughts.
An expert leader is someone who lead others for long enough to figure out how to finally do it right. You don’t need to be perfect or profound to be an expert, you merely need to be getting it right, at long last.
For better or worse, if you stick at something long enough you’ll become an expert at it. T’is a blessing and a curse. Choose wisely.
If you pull an all-nighter, do you get more done?
Most would agree that the lack of sleep will have a real impact on your working IQ, diminishing your output and quality of life.
What about multitasking – do you get more done then?
People don’t just buy your products. They buy why they exist. They buy as an expression of a shared belief.
If you’re opinion neutral, there’s no reason to buy beyond the need for an essential, marginalized commodity.
Are you opinion neutral? How can you be a little more yourself, for the benefit of your work and for those you wish to serve?
They’ll steal, that’s fine. I’ve had bodies of work stolen, even falsely attributed in award ceremonies – things that I made, and worked hard on – they‘ll steal, that’s fine.
In some cases, it’s indefensible; in others, our attorneys took care of it (and then some).
Don’t know how to make the sale? Sell more. You’ll find the pain behind the pain that needs solving, by spending more time with those you wish to serve. The disease (sales problems) is the cure (just keep selling).
What are you struggling with?
When you’re not that great, and everyone knows it, you’re safely discarded by the market.
When you’re the best, and everyone knows it, you’re able to influence significant change.
Are you being a selfish secret? What are you going to do about it?
When you go where they are and you call upon those who are not ideal – by casting a broad net or by focusing on the wrong people – then you will, naturally, attract lukewarm interest from an unpredictable array of individuals.
When you go where they are and you call upon those who are ideal – very specifically – the right people will be the ones to respond.