Most successful people begin with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.
Leadership is lonely. It’s not for everyone. Most people want that leadership position because of the added benefits of authority, bigger salary and recognition. Let me tell that you have no business leading if you’re want to be a leader for these reasons. Why? Because leadership isn’t about you, it’s about others.
Who are you going to call when shit hits the fan? Most of the time it’s yourself. You run towards danger with the intent of getting things under control. But putting out fires isn’t a leaders real job, nor should he / she spend her time doing so all the time. You need people who can help and not be so reliant on you.
Who are your enemies? Do they have names? How often do they show up in your life? External and internal, we all have enemies; the worst are internal. My three biggest enemies are my inner critic, self confidence and temperament.
Many people fear that artificial intelligence will replace them and take their jobs. AI has limits that are yet to be overcome, I believe it will happen in phases for jobs that are very repetitive. One skill that artificial intelligence will have a hard time replicating is creative problem solving because creativity is a non-routine activity.
In great pain lies dorman profit. Pain points, frustrations and workarounds are the basis for insights about customer needs. How do you find them and what questions do you ask to uncover them? First thing you’ll have to do is find a problem worth solving, this means you’ll have to talk to potential customers / users of your product or service. Getting this part right is super important because it will determine what you’ll build or won’t!