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What ever you’re thinking, you’re right.

This applies primarily to things that you have control over, but no matter if you think you can do something or you think you can’t do something, you’re absolutely right. You know in your heart what you can do, and it’s up to you to decide whether to listen and believe in your brain or not.

Think you can win this business? Sure you can. Think you’re a fraud and you’re going to be found out? That’s going to happen too. Both of these are likely, IF you think that it’s true.

(Obviously, if you believe some crazy stuff - ‘I can fly’, that’s NOT going to happen. We’re talking about things that are really within your reach - the things that are IFFY)

If you don’t already believe in something, you’re not going to put 100% into it. That’s just how it is. Do things ALWAYS work out? Almost no, but it’s the positivity and confidence that will likely push you over the top.

When has a little positivity ever gotten in the way of success?

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Why are certain things done the way they’re done?

Fancy restaurants have tables with white tablecloths - but why? Is it to show off that it’s fine dining? Is it to differentiate from other restaurants by showing that they’re putting in the extra effort? Is it to provide a better feel for the elbows? Is it easier to clean? Turns out it’s to hide the fact that the table is cheap - usually cheap plywood. If you spent thousands of dollars on a beautifully crafted oak, you’re not hiding it under a table cloth, you’re showing it off.

It seems obvious once you know the answer, but you could easily be tricked into assuming one thing. Just because it’s conventional to do one thing, doesn’t necessarily make it right. Handing out name cards as soon as you meet someone? Almost always accomplishes nothing.

If we sit back and examine all the little details of why we do something, we can easily uncover certain things that would allow you to show off your personality and charm. Just have to put in the effort and not settle for ‘this is how everyone else does it’.

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Persist and Resist.

Two words I’ve been thinking a lot. If we boil it all down, these are the two things that matter the most. These words come in many forms (grittiness seems to be the hot one these days), and ring especially true for anyone attempting something new or different.

Persist - you just have to keep going. If you believe what you’re doing is right, you have to keep going (not just for entrepreneurs, but anyone attempting something new/different in their lives). It doesn’t get easier, it might change over time. It doesn’t matter. If it matters to you, you have to keep working on it.

Resist - the temptation is real. The cushy, easy job is always available. But you have to remember why you’re pursuing the path you’re currently on. Doing the ‘typical’ job isn’t good enough. Taking the easy way out and never taking a risk just doesn’t cut it.

Persist and Resist. That’s all there is to it.

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In praise of mediocrity.

Perfection is overrated. Didn’t really realise until the article how badly it had infiltrated our hobbies. The time reserved for ourselves, for us to escape has become a place filled with fear and embarrassment.

People understand that hobbies are just that, hobbies. You’re not a professional, and nobody else is expecting perfection. So why do we worry about it so much? Why is being bad at something so bad?

It’s a strange world we live in right now.

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Downtime. The different between laying on the couch watching the same show for the 87th time, and reading a new book is monumental. It doesn’t matter if the book is any good, it broadens your mind. Downtime doesn’t mean you sit and become a vegetable (sure, there are times when it’s the only thing that you want to do and even makes sense to do), but it shouldn’t be the only option.

Downtime is for learning, embracing and perfecting a craft. It’s for moments when you need to get away from the core of your existence (really just a fancy way to say work). As long as you’re learning, you’re doing something right.

When too many days of doing nothing start piling on, it’s hard to snap back into the right frame of mind. Don’t let it overwhelm and take over you.

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Fate vs Timing. I don’t believe in fate, I don’t believe that things are destined to be (one way or another). However, I do believe in timing. Some things don’t work purely because of timing (not right now, we’re not ready yet, come back to us in a few months) - it’s not because your ideas are bad, it’s simply because the timing wasn’t aligned.

In the same sense, I don’t think things should be too forced. If something isn’t ready yet, it doesn’t mean that you force it to fit, it means you try again a little further down the line. You don’t have to take ‘NO’s personally, you just have to understand where they’re coming from, and why.

Good things don’t necessarily come easily, they shouldn’t be impossibly difficult either. In fact, if things don’t work out, just move on - you never know, it might result in a better opportunity/fit anyway.