If the only value you add to the chain is that you aggregate or congregate then you have a very serious problem because the internet wants to connect the manufacturer with the customer directly.
Nicholas Bate has good outline in Break Out of The Urban Zoo
There are a thousand examples: Our narratives about the type of knowledge or experience we must have or the type of people we must be in order to become successful are often quite wrong; in fact, they border on naive. We think people who talk well can do well, and vice versa. This is simply not always so.
The main takeaway is that the real causative factors of success are often hidden from us. We think that knowing the intricacies of green lumber are more important than keeping a close eye on the order flow. We seduce ourselves into overestimating the impact of our intellectualism and then wonder why “idiots” are getting ahead. (Probably hustle and competence.)
- Share time with family
- Meditate and reflect
- Cook a dinner from scratch
Today was a perfect Saturday.
they say past returns don’t represent future returns but…past is generally a good indicator of the future.
you can safely predict your future capacity to execute a plan by your past capacity. If you plan to go to the gym every day, and previously you kept the habit of a daily exercise, it’s probably not an unreasonable belief that you can do it again.
If you need to tackle a challenging, yet unfamiliar goal, I recommend starting at 20% and moving upward. Figure out what you feel you could reasonably accomplish, cut it down severely and then slowly increase it as you get used to the habit. Some examples: Writing. Think you can do 1000 words a day? Make it 200 the first week, 250 the next, etc. Exercise. Think you can do an hour a day at the gym? Start with 15 minutes. Reading. Want to read a book a week? Try reading 5 pages a day. Language learning. Start with a twenty minute lesson, once a week.
Start slow and build up as you get more comfortable.
They set a good example for your kids. The kids have no idea what you’re doing on your phone. Holding a book leaves no question.
Currently this is reason number one on my list.