Listen to the likes of leadership coach and retired Navy SEAL, Jocko Willink, and you will be up at the crack of 4:34am, you’ll proceed to splash some cold water on your face and “get after it”, despite every fiber in your body, more likely than not, willing you to go back to sleep.
How does somebody know if they’re ready for entrepreneurship?
I cringe when I hear of school debates in which students are directed to argue a position whether or not they, or the facts, support it.
As Warren Buffett put it, “the difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
Too many people tell me they’re unsure what their passion or purpose is. This isn’t because they don’t have one. They just haven’t found it. Or, more to the point, they haven’t been trained to see it.
The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Earn Your Freedom and Do Work That Matters, out globally through Wiley in January 2019.
I was summoned to Human Resources on the 15th floor of a central Sydney office tower in the city’s iconic Martin Place precinct, home to Macquarie Bank, the country’s largest investment bank. Earlier that day I was featured in a one-page article in The Australian newspaper, in which I was referred to as an employee of the bank. Only it wasn’t for anything I’d done for the bank. HR wanted to know how this media attention had come about. What a loaded question! My mind shifted back almost 12 months...