Get Different Weekly: Richer, Wiser, and Robot Overlords
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Quote: Richer, wiser, happier
Tweet: Time travel to your 18-year-old self
Thought: Mastermind mayhem
Surprise: Skynet lives!
Intelligent people are easily seduced by complexity while underestimating the importance of simple ideas that carry tremendous weight.
via William Green in “Richer, Wiser, Happier”
We hosted an in-person mastermind this week.
Only catch? I wasn’t there.
24 hours before my flight was supposed to take off my wife unexpectedly came down with a super intense illness (she’s much better now). But we had people flying in from all over the country…
The show had to go on.
And—thankfully—it did. Here’s why:
(take these lessons and use them to work on your own business instead of in your business)
#1: PICK THE RIGHT TEAM
This event would not have happened without:
My business partner, Mike
My amazing assistant, Bobbie
They were able to take the changes in-stride and make last-minute audibles. Having them both “on the ground” made the decision to stay home a million times easier.
Application: no one can build a business by themselves. No one. You will need people, period. Who you choose to align with determines how far you go.
#2: MAKE YOURSELF REPLACEABLE
Would it have been nice to be there in-person? Yes, absolutely. There were clients to meet, meals to share, and drinks to clink! But was the event ruined because I couldn’t attend? No.
I was supposed to present and lead a Q&A session. I had a capable friend step in and lead the session. The Q&A session morphed into a workshop. Value was created. Everyone’s happy.
There’s no words to describe the feeling you get when you’re able to step back and say, “this thing can live without me!”
#3: DEFINE YOUR VALUES
There was a time where—despite my wife being super sick—I would have made the trip.
But my values have changed since then. Or, said better, I’ve defined my values instead of letting them be assigned by default.
So if there’s ever a conflict, “Family Before Business” is the value that I use to actively make the decision. Businesses come and go. Family does not. I will err on the side of family 100% of the time.
We are so screwed ;)
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