Srikumar Rao, MBA business school professor, said, “Everything is nothing but a vehicle for your growth.” Vishen Lakhiani cites this quote online in relation to career, business, life, even love and kids:
Business challenges exist for our growth: The way we embrace them (or become engulfed by them) are merely an opportunity for us all to grow. Not only in our aptitude for what we do, but in our attitude toward life.
Social issues exist for our growth: By taking responsibility for them and then tackling them, we move humanity forward through progressive betterment of society. It’s everyone’s responsibility to rise to this challenge.
Your next problem is right around the corner. How will it help you grow?
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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.
“I need all these things before I can launch.” “I need this sum of money before I begin.” “I need these things before I can become rich.”
Those who say these things are very sure of their words, considering they’ve never done it before.
Honestly: just start.