In 2010, I had what you might call a happy problem. We were getting more business than we can handle. At that point, I had two options. Unfortunately, the option I chose left me in a worse off position.
“They tell me I live my whole life up on the top rung.” A plant manager with GS Technologies jokes with his visitors. Because the union members went out and bought him a stepladder.
It was right smacked during the COVID-19 lockdown here in Singapore. I had a crazy idea to LIVE stream. Every day. To be honest, the moment I made the decision, I almost immediately regretted it.
“I’m not comfortable putting myself out there like you.“ That was what an associate said to me recently. He doesn’t want to reveal much about himself, his work, and his family. And rightly so. It is not for everyone. For those of us who choose this path, it can be daunting. And that’s exactly whatContinue reading “Putting Yourself Out There”
Impressing people is utterly different from being truly impressive. ~ Ryan Holiday, The Ego Is the Enemy Last week I jumped on a call with three gentlemen. The purpose of the call was to determine if I am a good fit for their company. Before I got on the call, I was feeling pretty pumped. What happensContinue reading “Ego Gets In The Way”
Let’s face it. Given the uncertainties ahead, it is hard to keep up the optimism. Especially when we haven’t had a clue what new normal is like. But here’s my strategy.
I wish I had this checklist when I launched my first online course. The year was 2015. I was a successful trainer/consultant. There was this particular course that did spectacularly well, offline. So I thought: Let’s just convert what I’ve been teaching into an online course. I was already visualizing how much I would beContinue reading “Create With Confidence”
I’ve always been looking for the answer to this question. When I’m starting out, do I: Build a product, then start looking for people to buy? OR Build a community of people, find out what they want, then build something that is both feasible and viable for them?” The answer might be obvious to you.Continue reading “What Should You Build First”
I took a significant amount of risk at three points in my life. I would then grow exponentially after each time. But this time it’s different.
Let’s face it. When you were starting out, it must have been difficult for you to know where your focus should be. It was for me too. Then I learned how others do it.