Today I want to talk about troubled intuition. When a lot of people think about intuition, they think one of two things, one, that it's highly illogical, irrational, unreliable, and made up or to that it's the most dependable source you should always listen to and trust no matter what. One of the challenges with relying on intuition, making business decisions is that most people aren't actually listening to real intuition.
Today I want to talk about unusual inspiration. There's a great story about Steve Jobs where he talks about taking a calligraphy course in college. This is a very unusual class to take for any sort of academic merit or practical real world application as many people would think, but he took this class and fell in love with type and fonts and taxed later when he was building the macintosh that love for fonts and for type was fundamental to the Mac operating system, supporting different font faces which set apple apart from other computer designers.
Today I want to talk about accepting what is, when we are not accepting what is, we are in denial of reality. We are ignoring the facts. We are wishing for something else.
Today I wanted to talk about nothing. Nothing is a peculiar thing. Seeing how nothing is what I'm going to be talking about and I'm going to be saying something about nothing.
Today I wanted to talk about getting out of your own way. When we are the main person in our business, when all things have to come through us or when we're the one making all the decisions, when we are that central person that the entire business relies on very quickly as we begin to grow, we become the bottleneck. We go from being the thing that is making everything happen, the thing that is moving everything forward to becoming the thing that is slowing everything down.
Today I want to talk about the necessity of movement. There are two kinds of movements that this supplies to. One is the literal physical movement of our bodies, our physical bodies.
Today is about outsourcing to writing. This is going to be a very practical and simple lesson. Our mind has a very limited amount of bandwidth and if it's filled up with a bunch of noise and drama and menial tasks to do lists, worries, ideas, thoughts.
Today I want to talk about allowing support. Oftentimes as entrepreneurs, we tend to want to exert our control and expertise in everything that we're doing. We often become very good at the things that we're doing and the price and competence tradeoff for doing all of the things that we can do and we can do really well, becomes a detriment when our time and our efficiency become more important than money.
Today I want to talk about and doing things to grow. Oftentimes I will put myself in a situation or I will say something or do something that I know isn't necessarily the quote unquote best thing to do. All purposely say or do things that I know aren't necessarily nice that I know aren't necessarily quote unquote enlightened.
Today I want to talk about complacency. When we are complacent in our business, we are no longer moving forward and doing the things that will get us to the next level. If we are just content, if we are happy with where we're at, we tend to become complacent.