When I leave a meeting I always have everyone walk away with their own Step One & Step Two, steps. Sometimes I assign these steps depending on how I'm feeling that day, or what particular project I'm pushing, but most often I ask the person across the table, "What is your step one and step two?" Step three leads to anxiety, and will make you feel like it's impossible. I don't talk about step three. When a motivation speaker says things like, "It takes 10,000 hours to become an expert," you're going to calculate that and realize that it's a long fucking time. When you see Gary Vaynerchuk post things like, "Execute for 120 months," it can make you feel a bit intimidated by life. It's true though. (more…)
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