January 16, 2018

Pushing water


Imagine for a moment that you’ve run thirty businesses, done thirty transactions, managed thirty projects. Some good, some bad. Some glorious wins, some gloomy washes. You’ve thought about the ups and downs and worked out your standard operating procedure.

Let’s also imagine that you keep on going and that your batting average is getting better as you learn more about spotting a winner and get sharper at dealing with misses.

In other words, you’ve been around the block, you know what you’re doing and you know how you’re doing it.

With all that experience, on a scale of one to ten, what is the value in kidding yourself?

My guess, maybe a two. Just enough to get excited about opportunity but no where near enough to bet against the evidence whilst pushing water up hill, or ever believe your own publicity.

Experience equals reality.

Skippy strategy: Don’t kid yourself.