the hard work is the shortcut

We look for shortcuts like this all the time: Yet when pursuing mastery it’s often more than four simple steps. For anything I’ve ever had to master it involved: Practice Repetition Revision Iteration More practice Making mistakes Redoing Revising You get the picture. No straight lines. Always a learning curve. Some curves steeper than others.Continue reading “the hard work is the shortcut”

don’t wait…

Many times we remain stuck, mostly because we want guarantees that our next step will bring us exactly what we want. We want control. Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman share: We don’t control many of the things we pursue in life – yet we become angry, sad, hurt, scared or jealous when we don’t getContinue reading “don’t wait…”

We face locust attacks daily

I’m missing out on a lot of news. I am not a newsmonger for starters, but between Donald Trump, Covid-19 and the revelation that underneath the “all ah we is one family” blanket, we as a people in Trinidad & Tobago have a closet full of race hatred, I have completely stopped looking at anyContinue reading “We face locust attacks daily”

the oyster understanding

Oysters weren’t really in my head today, until I wished a two year old “Happy Birthday” on Facebook. Ellie was sitting atop a table as if she were in charge with a firm handle on her two year old life. “Congratulations!” I told Ellie. “The world is your oyster.” For someone so young, with soContinue reading “the oyster understanding”

It doesn’t matter your level of success…

No matter your level of success, if you encounter a challenge, the solution comes from asking the right questions, digging deep, being truthful and discovering what works for you. Franchises have figured out operations and product – marketing is up to you. You may take onboard a tried and true consultative approach but it’s stillContinue reading “It doesn’t matter your level of success…”

What’s your Hidden Opportunity?

When we are no longer able to change the situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Victor Frankl What is it really going to take for you to succeed in this new economy? Whatever rules you’ve been taught in the past don’t apply anymore. EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED! It’s adapt or die in this newContinue reading “What’s your Hidden Opportunity?”

There is no Single Story

Easter symbolizes rebirth…a process of dying to the old self and being reborn. It’s a great time to re-examine our current state of being and then decide what we can continue doing, what needs to alter, what we can start doing and those things we absolutely need to stop. It’s also a great time toContinue reading “There is no Single Story”

What are you Grateful for Today?

Today I am grateful for the opportunity to share my thoughts and ideas around entrepreneurship, the Brand called YOU, becoming a well-paid professional, and earning what you are worth through the Business Newsday. I have been writing for the Business Newsday since 2015 and am happy that Rory Rostant took a leap of faith and gave meContinue reading “What are you Grateful for Today?”

Do You Know Your True Worth?

This statement – Charge what you’re worth seems straightforward and simple. Except often we don’t really know what we’re worth! And why is that? You see most times we don’t consider what comes naturally to us as valuable. We dismiss our innate talents and often wrongly assume that since it is so simple or easyContinue reading “Do You Know Your True Worth?”