In this edition ... Grow or Die - Find The Spark Inside That Makes You Start ... Passion for Stretching Yourself ... Compartmentalize to G.S.D...
Here is your weekly installment of Tuesday Traction Points - Key things I'm seeing and experiencing that give me, and the entrepreneurs I work with, Traction!
Grow or Die - Find The Spark Inside That Makes You Start
I once heard someone say “Nobody has twenty years of experience… Instead they might have one year of experience twenty times.” What this illustrates for me is a constant Grow or Die imperative. Grow or Die - find the spark inside that makes you start new things... and learn new things... over and over again!
In today’s dynamic business environment, things change so fast that what we knew five years ago may no longer be relevant. We value learning over knowledge. We use data and experimentation to innovate and constantly improve!
The Seventh Imperative
Read my blog post for the whole story (2 minutes)
Quote I'm Pondering
"Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them? Why look for friends or partners who will just shore up your self-esteem instead of ones who will also challenge you to grow? And why seek out the tried and true, instead of experiences that will stretch you? The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives."
COMPARTMENTALIZE TO GET ALL YOUR BUSINESS STUFF DONE
Written by Rene Boer on January 30, 2020
In a prior life, I often found myself dealing with about 136 issues daily, hoping to solve as many business problems as possible.
But, no matter how many issues I moved off my desk, the next day there'd be a few more there waiting for me. I measured my productivity and success by how many problems I could solve. Often I found myself solving the same issues over and over again.
Read the rest of the story (2 minutes plus great 3 minute video).