Whatever I am planning or in whatever project I am thinking of getting involved in, I am asking myself three questions:
Only if the answer to the first question gives me a shiver and I can answer the other two questions with a clear yes, will I go for it.
There is an interesting passage in President Obama’s latest book — A Promised Land:
“You think you may not be ready, that you’ll do it…
In an interview, Tony Robbins hit the nail on the head with the comment: “Any real goal requires action, determination, and resolution, no matter what!”
It sounds a bit over the top for some, especially if the current crisis heavily impacts you. But those are the moments in life where a change is the easiest. You’re already out of your comfort zone. All directions are open. It is your chance to turn your life around.
Once you are through the sad phase, come back to this article and keep reading. Make it count.
1. Change Builds Character.
Last year, I talked about goals and how important they are to succeed in life. Anyone who sets goals and follows through will achieve things others only dream about
At the beginning of this year, I said that those who will succeed the most this decade would adopt a “value-driven mindset.” They would enter this decade ready for a challenge, ready to serve, ready to create value for others and themselves, prepared to push to be the best. For some people, that was just New Year’s hype.
For others, for the dedicated few, the value-driven mindset…
We are almost there. At the end of the year where many of us think about the things, we’ve done and plan the things we’re going to do next year. Many goals have been squashed with this Covid Crisis, and I believe it will still take a long time before we recover. I am also sure that things will be different from now on. The impact is just too high.
That means, whatever Goal you might have had, you probably have to adjust it. Once you’re clear about the direction you want to go, the action starts. As I…
For many people I’ve met, the answer to that question was very easy and usually along the lines of:
‘I love flowers and I want to open a flower shop!’
Cute and perhaps idealistic. But where’s the reality?
Let me explain. Here’s an article published a while back by the online publisher ‘The Entrepreneur’.
It’s typical of the things people read when they are thinking about starting their own business.
The article is full of general advice and examples of businesses which succeeded in their quest. And it is easy to think that you could do that too. …
I think by now we all got it. Biden will be the new president of the United States. There is still some doubt in the air if Trump will find a way to get his will, but it’s looking less likely every day.
I am not surprised. Most Europeans seem to be glad that Trump is out and hoping for the best that the new president will be a bit more “normal”.
Listening to many people talking about this subject, I am more and more amazed how our way of communicating has changed. Maybe you observed this as well…
In an interview, Tony Robbins hit the nail on the head with the comment: “Any real goal requires action, determination and resolution, no matter what!”
It just isn’t enough to have an idea or some dream in the back of your head if you’re not committed to it.
How often have you thought about doing something and never actually done it?
Let that thought sink in for a moment before you start coming up with all the excuses why you didn’t go for it.
And, how would your life be different today if you had gone for it?
Over the last 20 years, the idea of having to be happy has slowly become a real movement. It doesn’t matter in which area of life you look at; we have to be happy.
I guess because everybody is pursuing it so much that most people must be really unhappy. Unhappy with their work, their partner and themselves.
What has changed over the last 20 years that this subject has become such a magnet?
I’ve heard about many different theories trying to explain this phenomenon, but none give the answer or explain what we could do about it. …
When we are talking about sustainable businesses, we mean companies that are designed in a way that they can create market trends in their specific niche.
We all know that markets can change rapidly and often without much notice — and if you run a business, you should keep an eye on what is going on out there. Not just concerning your business but in relation to a broader market your business is part of.
I have been on the receiving end of missing market trends and changes and had to pay a very high price for my ignorance. Let…
In 2007 I decided it was time for a change. After a few years of living in Spain and two different businesses, I was looking for another challenge. I wanted to do something exciting with people and related to IT. But I wasn’t quite sure what it should be.
A good friend of mine helped me at the time to identify the areas that could work well for me.
By the way, this is how the Entrepreneur Academy’s Sweet Spot Discovery Tool came into light. It’s based on the same principles I applied to myself at the time.