Bad thoughts are not the same as bad actions

So you have bad thoughts? So what. Just because you think of being unfaithful, or stealing, or lying, doesn’t make you a bad person. Only bad deeds make you a bad person.

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Live with no regrets

Your time may come at any moment. Car accident, cancer, heart attack, whatever. There’s no planning for it. All you can do is live a life with no regrets. Tell your loved ones you love them. Visit the places you want to visit. Spend time with the people you want to spend time with. Don’t…

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Respect yourself

You can’t respect others unless you respect yourself. You can’t respect yourself unless you respect your actions. Don’t do things that make you ashamed. Only do things that make you proud. That’s how you build respect for yourself. That’s how you build respect for others.

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Not telling the whole truth is the same as lying

Don’t kid yourself. If you hold back parts of the story, it’s the same as lying. Lying breaks trust. Without trust you can’t move fast. If you can’t move fast you’ll fail. Don’t lie. Tell the truth, all the truth.

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Don’t dribble off the cliff

Every startup has a cliff. A cash flow cliff. A point at which you run out of cash. The temptation is to slow down before you reach the cliff. To try extend your startup’s life for a bit longer. Don’t do that. Slowing down ensures failure. Put aside your fear and give 100% until the very…

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Don’t take pills

Not being sick and having energy is good for business. That’s why, in the current age of “a-pill-for-everything”, you can quickly be caught up in the habit of eating 7 multi-coloured and multi-purpose pills every morning. Vitamin C. Liver tablets. Multi-vitamins. Tumeric. Whatever. Supplements for your body so that you stay healthy and energetic. But…

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Routine can be a trap

Routine is very good for creativity. Not having to make little decisions frees your mind up for thinking of more things. Routine minimises mental fatigue. Just don’t get captured by routine. Don’t get addicted to two coffees a day. Or melatonin at night. Don’t let yourself get to the point where you can’t not follow…

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Your business is like an onion

If you neglect it, it will rot. The rot can happen from the inside or the outside. Sometimes you can cut off a few layers of rot and find useful onion inside. Sometimes the rot is from the middle and you must throw away the onion. Same fro your business. Don’t neglect it. Best case,…

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Meditation helps with sales

Sales is an unpredictable process. It’s hard to plan every step of the way. Better to go into a pitch ready to handle curve-balls and adjust accordingly. That’s why meditation is good for sales. For starters, meditations helps reduce your emotional reaction to things. You become more equanimous. It plugs you into the flow of the…

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Building self confidence is like welding

When you weld a piece of metal to another piece of metal, the joint is called the weal. After melting the two adjoining metal pieces, you have to tap on the weal and break off the slack (or flux). Then you weld again. Then you break off slack again. Weld. Break. Weld. Break. Until you…

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Another good reason to marry young

There are many good reasons for entrepreneurs to marry young, but one lesser-known one is that it’s easier to learn to compromise when you’re under 35.As you get older you get more stuck in your ways.More selfish.That means you’ll find a find a weak partner who doesn’t mind accommodating your every whim.Or you’ll find a…

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Early morning email is like wasting good wine

The best time of the day to work is early morning, whilst your brain is fresh and you don’t have the distractions of calls/emails/meetings. Why would you use this precious time to clear your email inbox? It’s like pouring a fine bottle of Bordeaux into your stew as flavour. A waste. Wake up early, and…

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