React to change with optimism

When confronted by change you can choose how to react: Be optimistic or pessimistic Assume that the change will impact you/your company positively. Or assume it will be negative. If you choose the former, you have a chance of making it. If you choose the latter, you have zero chance of making it. React to…

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Don’t stress over bad decisions

You started a business two years ago and it’s going nowhere. You joined a company two years ago and you’re not inspired anymore. You started working on a product two years ago and it’s not getting traction. Don’t stress. You haven’t wasted two years. Everything is a stepping stone. Just find the next thing.

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You’re an adult now

You get to decide what you do. You get to decide how you react. You get to decide who you are. It doesn’t matter what your parents or friends or teachers have told you in your life. It’s your choice where you go. No blaming anyone. You’re an adult now.

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Keep adapting your form to your function

Many people get stuck doing the same things because they worked in the past. Take a church for example. A church building (form) was used for social gatherings and preaching (function). But as the world has changed, the “form” of a church building has been made redundant by social media and the internet. That doesn’t…

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Keep non-believers close

When you’re out there selling the dream, you’ll find believers and non-believers. Believers are awesome. They validate you and encourage you. But they’re not very useful. The non-believers are the useful ones. Non-believers help you understand your challenges. Non-believers help you overcome naysayers. You can learn more from non-believers. Keep non-believers close.

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Push back the work

It’s tempting to do the work of your underlings. You can do it better, and faster. But then what’s the point of having staff? If you’ve decided you need to hire people to lessen your workload, then make sure you give them work. Don’t let your staff make their problems your problems. Push back the…

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Don’t mourn losing money

So you’ve lost money, so what? It’s not the death of a loved one. It’s not a tragedy. Losing money is not something to be mourned. Money comes and goes. Don’t get emotionally attached to it. Emotion will skew your judgment and you’ll make bad decisions. Don’t mourn losing money.

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Don’t be bitter

Being bitter is easy, especially when you’re betrayed. Love, money, deals, whatever. Someone you trust screws you over, so you get bitter. No one likes bitter people. If no one likes you, it’s hard to sell. If you can’t sell, you can’t be an entrepreneur. Don’t be bitter.

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Some enemies are like candles

Get too close and you can be badly burnt Merely blow hard and they disappear. If the enemy is a candle, don’t touch it. Just breathe out, hard.

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7 tricks to be an optimist

Find mentors that can show you it’s possible to succeed. Work hard. The harder you work the more lucky you will get, and the easier it will be to be an optimist Count your blessings. Look on the bright side of life. Always find the silver lining. Surround yourself with optimistic and positive people. Don’t…

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Be an optimist

Optimism is an essential trait for an entrepreneur. Optimism doesn’t guarantee success, but it improves your chances. Optimism attracts good luck. Being positive attracts the kind of people that will help you in life. Optimism helps you persevere through hard times. If you don’t think things will get better, you’ll simply give up. You can’t…

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