We’re almost at the finish line. 2018 is well within sight. How are you feeling?
Full disclosure: I’m a little tired. A little road-weary; spent.
I’m also a believer that sometimes we hear just the right words at just the right time. Recently I was listening to the pilot episode of Tim Ferriss’s new podcast, Tribe of Mentors. In telling the show’s origin story, he said he simply asked himself this question:
What would this look like if it were easy?
And the answer – building a tribe of mentors – just came to him.
As a working mom, entrepreneur, and (massively subpar) Girl Scout leader, this nearly bowled me over.
What would this look like if it were easy??
Some days everything just feels hard. You know the days. But so often our default (OK – my default) is to blame everything but me. Demanding clients, uncooperative schedules, lower back pain – you name it, I blame it.
But what if the real culprit is me? What if I’m just not asking the right question? What if complexity completes me?
As a society – at least here in the US – we’ve come to accept, even celebrate, exertion as a proxy for achievement.
What if there was a way to win that was fueled by ease and grace, versus burn and churn? Would we even recognize it as winning?
What if – when we hit a wall – instead of trying to push through it, we considered another path altogether? We reframed the problem, inviting entirely new solutions or approaches to show themselves?
Related: How to Be Your Own Wizard
For Tim Ferriss, it’s about deconstructing excellence. Knowing all the answers is hard. But what if instead of knowing, you just found lots of excellent people around you, crowdsourcing and curating their responses? Maybe that’s your easy. Surely it was Tim’s.
So I encourage you, and me, to do the same. Give space to this question. For yourself, for your team, for your partner or family – just sit with it for a moment or two.
And don’t worry – pain and struggle will always be waiting around the corner should you feel incomplete without them.
What would your ‘this’ look like if it were easy? I’d love to hear what you come up with.
How Fear Blocks Sales Success
Are Your People Struggling With Innovation?
Why Your Investing Lifetime is So Important
The Fascinating Questions of a 100 Year AI Life
The Number of Americans Who Feel They Will Be Better off in a Year Is at a Record High
5 Ways M&A Can Hurt Your Brand
The Enormous Impact of Company Culture on Business Growth
Confronting the Ghosts of Your Financial Past for Future Control
5 Attitudes to Enhance Aging
One Rarely-Used Strategy to Push Your Sales Copy Over the Top
Equities17 hours ago
The Bulls Are Getting Stronger
Markets17 hours ago
S&P 500? More Like The S&P 50
Development17 hours ago
5 Questions Prospects May Ask Before Deciding to Hire You as Their Advisor
Let's Solve It2 days ago
Is Inflation Really Dead?
Markets2 days ago
Could Cyclicals Make a Comeback in 2019
Equities2 days ago
US Technology Sector is Setting Up for A Momentum Breakout Move
FinTech4 days ago
The Next Global Financial Meltdown Is Just Around the Corner
Advisor4 days ago
Stay Away From Dumb Money: The Crowd Is Rarely Right