Three jobs sounds like it will mean three times more money, but it also means being spread three times more thin … so the jobs become, shall we say … three times harder? I suggested that perhaps he thought of a different approach … That he focused on making the way that he earned money, work for HIM?
If you focus on your certainties as being the OUTCOME of your knowledge and capabilities … the RESULTS that you’re able to achieve for your clients – the BENEFITS that you are able to give them … maybe then, the process itself will become less of an issue. Will become less stressful … less scary.
It’s his most famous painting, yes. So there is something “extra” special about it. But even so … the value doesn’t lie only in the painting itself … but for all the OTHER paintings he did.
Did you see the programme last night? - 8 Days To The Moon And Back. Utterly compelling. It's 50 years since Apollo 11 took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (and Michael Collins, who everyone seems to forget!) on that incredible journey. (I wonder how Collins DID feel...
They probably had to persuade the Eskimos to buy their ice. Probably had to negotiate on price. And they quite possibly had to change what they were selling; diversify their offering in order to appeal to more customers …
Whether it’s learning to drive, or learning to drive confidently, we make progress by action, by doing, and by learning. By turning on that engine, by getting on that motorway.
2 weeks. 336 hours. You’ve rested, slept, read, eaten well and spent good quality time with your friends and family. Would you call it a successful two weeks? Possibly not … You’d probably get to the end of those two weeks, and say you’ve WASTED TIME.
My friends’ daughter had bought a “do-er-upper” house and had a classic case of overwhelm. Overwhelm is something that always seems like a volume problem, but it is actually a DECISION problem.
We studied their services, we analysed their clients’ different needs, and we identified the areas in which there was the greatest potential for growth. The following 12 months saw a £300k revenue increase – a 50% growth, and an extra £100,000 in revenue.
Trouble is, investments – REAL investments – don’t usually give instant gratification. They can pay off HUGELY … we just need to be smart enough to commit.