“I have realized that the older I get.... The fear aspect gets louder in my head.....what do u do to quiet the inner noise?”
Create a framework for decision-making and use it.
We want to feel “settled” but it’s not envy
Get good at it. Get it generating cash. Be known for that ONE thing and become one of the best at it in your niche.
Buffett is known for one thing. Lee-Chin was one. Bezos, Gates, Jobs, Branson, Chris Blackwell...all ONE thing at first.
Focus. Focus. Focus
Be able to discuss the books you’re reading that contribute to that growth mindset.
Offer to help people if you gain skills from it, they need help and they will appreciate it.
Volunteer with a non-profit or join a service club like @Rotary to give back
Here is what I shared:
Just learn to internalise it.
You gotta do you because you know what you’re working on and why you’re working on it
You have to believe that you are worthy.
Find a role model
Get the recipe
Don’t change the recipe
You can’t change the recipe until you’ve exceeded the role model
The best cooks personalise a recipe.
2019 is 1999 or 1979.
Adjust for the times and opportunities but learn the decision-making framework and principles of your role model
No half-stepping or half-ass one foot in, one foot out.
You can’t learn to swim by only putting your feet in the water.
Start in the shallow end though!
And have a coach!
The role model is a coach but you need a coach that you can call for feedback.
They have been there before, had major failures and setbacks, rebounded, have experience IN THE FIELD YOU ARE PURSUING...
You don’t learn to play basketball from a tennis coach!
A full cup cannot accept anymore tea. A full mind (or a closed one) cannot accept new knowledge.
Unlearn things, de-clutter your mind and be open to knowledge.
Most people stop learning when they leave school because they no longer have exams and someone looking over their shoulders.
Most people are not happy and are average.
Don’t do what average people do if you don’t want to be average. Simple.
Audiobooks, podcasts, YouTube synopsis videos of books, figure out a way.
Knowledge really is power but it’s really just Potential Energy if you can’t deploy it smartly.
Turn that into Kinetic Energy. Do something with it.
Mental toughness is required to survive the dips, setbacks and failures.
It’s really survival of the fittest as Darwin said.
If you get depressed easily, find a strong support system.
If you are afraid to fail, take a job in a company you love and pour your heart into it. Help it scale and enjoy that.
There is nothing wrong with that path.
Busy Banton sanf that “it’s not an easy road” and I can vouch for it.
But if it was easy then everybody and their cousin would be doing it!
You will learn over and over that people will gravitate towards you as you become more successful.
Some do not mean you well and just want to tear you down.
Others just want to be part of the hype while you are rising but vanish when you stumble.
Never forget who actually was there to pick you up when you fell; to cheer you on as you struggled; to give you water when you were thirsty.
Spend your energy on those people.
Are you happy for them or envious?
Are you helping them when they stumble or ridiculing them for trying?
Think on these.
There is no need for that. It isn’t endearing or nice.
Be wary of those people and don’t be one of them.