You can’t know or control everything

Its only when you understand and control everything that you don’t believe in luck. You can’t understand and control everything, hence you should always believe in luck. The moment you think you understand and control everything is the moment you’ve set yourself up for failure. Rather work on the assumption that your knowledge is complete and…

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Your reputation doesn’t matter

Ignore the folks that say “reputation is everything”.It’s not that they’re wrong. It’s that it’s a distraction.Living your life with “reputation” in the forefront will take you in a circle.You’ll go nowhere.The only thing that matters is what you achieve in life, and how you achieved it.What is your goal? What are your values?Keep these…

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It’s just a game

Business is a game. It’s supposed to be fun.Don’t take it too seriously.It’s when you take it seriously that things go wrong.Ego. Fear. Lack of perspective.These will lead to failure.Keep them out of your head by remembering: it’s just a game.

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Chase feedback

The problem with power is that most people won’t argue with you. Instead, they will try predict what you’re thinking and tell you. If you’re going to improve you need honest feedback. Seeing as most people will not give it to you, you must chase it. Ask people that don’t need anything from you. Ask people that…

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When recruiting, sell low

It’s tempting to “sell” your company to a potential employee. Rather don’t. Err on the side of under-promising. Paint a picture biased towards your weaknesses. First, that person will be pleasantly surprised when he/she joins. Second, you’ll attract people that like challenges. Third, you’ll repel people looking for an easy ride.

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