Initiative is one of the scarcest resources in the business world today. The resources needed to achieve a vision are most likely cheap and easy to acquire, but the initiative to actually start something is what so many struggle with. Continue reading The Scarcity of Initiative
So many people — myself included — will hesitate in doing something because we believe we aren’t good enough. No where else is this more true than creative thinking; it’s easy to tell ourselves that we aren’t creatives.
Yet those who we consider exceptionally creative in business and art — such as Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, and Ernest Hemingway — all had their flaws and were far from perfect.
The one thing that these creatives had that made up for their shortcomings was a love of action. Continue reading The Virtue of Action
More often than not, the best way to learn something is by actually doing it. Jumping in head-first is a scary thing, but it’s one of the best teachers we can have. I learned to ski on advance trails, and although it was scary, I learned fast. As 2020 begins, I will be jumping into a new project and learning how to do it as I go along. Continue reading Learning Through Doing
It would cost a few dollars and many hours to pour through all the motivational self-help books Amazon has to offer. But often, the greatest pieces of wisdom and advice come from fairy tales. Disney’s latest feature, Frozen 2, sums up the best teachings from all of these motivational books, in one Disney princess song. Continue reading Do The Next Right Think
Too many people are in a state of paralysis because they are afraid of being imperfect. They are afraid to take that first step because they won’t be as good as the one who has been doing it for decades. The liberating truth is that we are all terrible when we first start something! Embracing this imperfection can give us the freedom to try new things. Continue reading Embracing Imperfection