Profit makes the world go ’round
“Profit” can be a polarizing word. It excites some, and repels others. But whether you realize it or not, we’re all involved when it comes to profit.
Harry Browne’s amazing book on sales, The Secret of Selling Anything, has really opened my eyes to this amazing truth.
Life is full of low-percentage plays. How do you compensate?
Job hunting. Dating. Sales. Making the basketball team (especially when you’re not that tall). What do these all have in common?
For 99% of us, they’re all low-percentage plays. We have little-to-no-chance of immediate, overnight success in any of these arenas. “Winning” in these areas of life takes resilience. A thick skin and a good sense of humour.
Getting let go from a job isn’t as devastating as you might think.
My first leadership position in my career came to me when I was 23. I was just coming out of university, and was all too excited to being my role. Sadly, I couldn’t hold it down for even two full years.
“Look…I know how you feel, I’ve been there before!”
Wrong. The above statement is inaccurate 99.99% of the time.
That was pretty judgmental of me to say, right? Let me elaborate for a couple of minutes.
That’s the sequence of letter grades I got in Calculus 2 while doing my undergrad at McGill. And the “A” should have an asterisk at the end of it based on what I just said, because the “A” didn’t come through McGill. I got it through the University of Manitoba’s distance ed course.