That’s the first question. If the answer is maybe, stop. There are no guarantees of winning. But you are guaranteed to not win if you don’t want it.
Who generates your revenue? Who uses your product? Answer that question before you take a single step. Otherwise, you’ll be backtracking.
If you want a winning company, you need winners. That generally means hiring people better than you. How do you know if the other person is better than you? They intimidate you, they scare you a little, they are just better than you. You know. If you’re not sure, they’re not better than you. Put…
If you’re unhappy it’s because you’ve chosen to stay in a place of misery. No one else is making you miserable. The reason you want to blame someone else is you want an excuse to be miserable. You want to be miserable. It’s your choice. Nobody is holding you down.
You realise you had a gem, and you lost it. You realise you should have behaved differently, treated it differently. Not taken it for granted. It upsets you. All that time, wasted. What’s the point of mending your ways now? Because one day is as good as a hundred. It doesn’t matter how many days…
A new job, a new opportunity, a new country, a new challenge. A knock on the door. Why do you hesitate to take it? Why do you hesitate to open the door? What are you afraid of? Open it.
Then do it on purpose. The alternative is to not know who you are, and do it by accident. That way lies a wasted life. Rather a life of living on purpose. First, find out who you are.
It’s natural. When you have something, you take it for granted. It’s only when you have the opportunity to lose it that you appreciate what you have. So keep taking risks, keep moving. You’ll quickly learn how lucky you are.
If you carry your own opinion, you don’t need the crowd to support you. It’s yours, you made it, you own it. Ignore the crowd. Ignore their opinions. Find your own way.
It’s a trap. Sympathy lets you wallow in your misery and bad fortune. It stops you from moving forward, from recovering. When someone gives it, simply decline. Take no part in it, either from others or yourself. Do not accept sympathy.
There’s no need to keep explaining your decision. You debase your position by endlessly justifying it. Even if you feel you made a mistake, don’t justify it, you achieve nothing except sow doubt. Keep moving.
If you make a good deal, don’t gloat behind the scenes. Don’t brag and denigrate your customer as a sucker. The customer should be your friend. You should treat him as such. You should imagine him hearing what you’re saying. Would he do the deal again? Friends don’t gloat behind friends backs.