Most employees have shirked hard work at some point. Whether it’s taking an occasional
sickie, slacking off a bit on Friday arvo, or letting a colleague do the heavy lifting on a
project… most people working for someone else have sat back and coasted at least once
(come on, admit it 😉).
In the Game of business, when you’re an employee, you’ve got the option to take a break.
To sit on the bench for a while. To sub someone else in if you’re getting tired.
But when you’re running your own business, you’re responsible for scoring the goals. It’s all
up to you.
To contribute and score in your own Game, you need to adopt a different mindset. You
need to play at a different level.
That means preparing, training, and leveling-up your skills until you become the LeBron of
your own business.
But the thing is, before you can become LeBron, you need to admit you aren’t LeBron... yet.
That is, you need to admit you don’t know everything.
You need to admit your skills need developing.
And you need to admit that you need guidance along the way.
That can be tough. Especially in our success-driven society where everyone’s desperately
trying to keep up appearances that their lives are shiny 24k gold.
We don’t want to show weakness.
But admitting you don’t know everything isn’t a weakness. There’s incredible strength in
There’s strength in saying, ‘You know what? There are holes in my skill set, and I need
someone to teach me.’
And the thing is, once you stop trying to control everything, stop trying to be perfect, stop
pretending that you’re some anomaly of a human being who was miraculously born
knowing everything you would ever need to know… that mindset shift has a HUGE impact on
everything around you.
Here’s how I want you to start approaching your business.
Be humble. Embrace your imperfections and mistakes. Operate in the spirit of curiosity.
Admit you’ve got a lot to learn. Be a perpetual student.
Be open to making some changes in how you are doing things.
Find a community where you can share, learn, and explore.