Passive aggressive behaviour is the same as lying

You know what its like to be treated passive aggressively. You’ve probably done it to other people. “Yes sir, will do.” And then you do nothing and hope he forgets. “Sorry sir, slipped my mind, I’m on it.” Wait again, hoping for other stuff to take priority. Resist cooperation without actually saying, “No.” When someone…

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Take one day a week and rest

No business, just one day of the week. No business meetings, no business socials, no business calls. Just for one day of the week. That day should only be doing what you and your family want to do. Take one day a week and rest.

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Don’t go into business with people who don’t share your values

Values. The most important thing. Your values inform how you think of money, of family, of society. If your values are not aligned with your partner, a fight is inevitable. It’s not about right or wrong, good or evil. It’s just about values.  Don’t go into business with people who don’t share your values

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Everything happens for a reason

When things go badly, be cool. The only things within your control are work ethic and integrity. As long as you work hard and are honest, be cool with bad outcomes. It’s like missing the last flight out of town, and then hearing the plane crashed into a mountain and the survivors spent three weeks…

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You can’t take two steps to cross a chasm

Most times you must take small steps. That way if you make a mistake you can easily go back. But sometimes you come across a chasm. A yawning void. There’s no way to take small steps across a chasm. You must take a giant leap.

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Exercise

Work is addictive, especially for entrepreneurs. You’re having fun and making money! But life is long, and if you don’t look after your body, you’re gonna have a crappy quality of life when you’re old. Weak, slow, a burden on others. Stay strong. Exercise.

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Pull the trigger

You have a star who wants to join you. You can’t afford her. But you know she’s a rock star, and she’s somehow gonna help you win. What do you do? Most times, wait till you have enough money. Sometimes, you can’t wait. Your gut says, “Do it.” When you guts talks, listen. Pull the…

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You gotta take what you give

No matter what your style in business, know this: You gotta take what you give. If you’re a litigator, you can’t cry when someone litigates against you. If you’re a bully, you can’t cry when someone bullies you. If you’re a liar, you can’t cry when someone lies about you. You gotta take what you…

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There’s nothing quite like a loyal partner

When times are good, loyalty is nice. But not wildly valuable. Its when times are bad that loyalty is gold. Knowing that your partners are loyal is like an injection of happiness and courage. Loyal partners. Nothing quite like it.

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Sometimes, it’s a process

Most times, the right way is the fast way. The short cut. No wasting time, no bureaucracy. Just do the right thing. But sometimes that doesn’t work. Sometimes, the right way is to be patient and follow the process. How do you know which way is appropriate? Always try the fast way first. If it…

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The trick to finding a liar

Put him in the room with everyone. That’s all. Liars tell different people different stories, and they specialise in keeping those people in separate rooms so they can’t compare stories. To expose a liar just get everyone in the same room.

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