Visualization works surprisingly well for athletes and also with most other endeavors here in life. Whether you are trying to ski down a mountain, start a business or change something in your life, start with visualization. Create the future you want in your mind and the results will probably surprise you, just like a perfect ski run.
Solving complex problems is easy if you just start at the end
If you want to change the world, then your first step is to start to believe that you can. If you want to create a hugely successful business, then start by believing that it is possible.
“Whether you believe that you can do something or whether you believe that you cannot do something, then you are correct”.
“If you are so smart, why are you not rich?” I saw this written on a T-shirt the other day at a gathering of entrepreneurs. It was a blatant challenge and it made me stop and think. In looking back on my 20 years as an entrepreneur, have I failed if I am not rich? Is that really what has driven me all these years? No, not really.
When a business ends up in a crisis, it is usually because they fail to pay attention to the smoke signals. Most of the time the signals are there on the horizon, clear and easy to see, yet they choose to ignore them. And then when the Indians swoop down upon them, they are just as surprised each time.
Over the last 24 hours I have had 2 encounters with remarkable men. Both taught me a lot about how to handle crisis.
My own company is in a crisis right now… but this is the opportunity that will cause us to grow faster and stronger than before.
Today you can have a great day or a lousy one. It´s your choice. How much energy do you generate for your business?
There are two kinds of bootstrapping that are critical for entrepreneurs. One is about your business. The other is about your life.
Being a successful entrepreneur is an inner game.