Is It Good To Be Inspired?

I have recently heard the word “overrated” a lot. I have even seen an article “Overrated Things You’ve Given Too Much Importance To In Life

I would add one more item to that list: INSPIRATION.

So many people are “inspired” by some success stories, films, influencers, but still live their own shitty lives.

Organisations invest tens of thousands of dollars in inviting world – known authorities to give power talks to their people. So what? Two weeks later nobody remembers and they go back to their mediocre performance.

Inspiration is like dopamine – we need it, we crave it, we love it for a brief moment, and it leaves us hungry for another shot, detached and absent.

How many times have you been inspired, but nothing happened?

Probably hundreds, or thousands of times!

What price do you pay?

You reinforce the pattern: “It is OK to dream?” What’s wrong with that? Is dreaming a bad thing, when it comes to running your business? A dream, or inspiration can be extremely powerful, it can become a driving force – you finally discover what it is that you want, you are inspired by some people who have already achieved that… And that is the moment you need to stop dreaming and start acting, that is the time you need to switch your gear from “dream” to “execute”.


Do This and You’re Bound to Fail!

In one of the previous posts I shared with you some statistics that all of us – entrepreneurs know. To cut the long story short – over eighty per cent of business owners “get by” or “struggle to survive”.

Why is it so?

The answer is surprisingly simple – those entrepreneurs don’t realize that they are “unconsciously incompetent”.

What does that mean?

They don’t know what they don’t know and choose to never discover that! Although running a business is not rocket science and I am pretty sure that almost anyone can learn the key entrepreneurial skills, the overwhelming majority decides not to do it – and repeat the same things while expecting different results.

Many professionals assume that if they are excellent dentists, architects or fitness coaches, they will be able to develop great companies. Many people claim that if you are reasonably clever, you’ll succeed in business.

So why do so many entrepreneurs underperform and end up frustrated and sometimes broke?

Because they ignore the fact that they are “unconsciously incompetent.” Nigel Botterill, the founder of Entrepreneurs Circle – the UK-based organization supporting business owners, which I am a member of, talks about two groups: The Average Business Owner and The Professional Business Owner. The Average Business Owner does what 80% entrepreneurs do, and consequently gets the results they get, while the Professional Business Owner chooses to understand what running a business is about and decides to master the key entrepreneurial skills.

Are YOU a Professional or Average Business Owner?


LESS is MORE – redefined!

The overwhelming majority of us either don’t plan at all, or can’t set “the right” goals – the goals that will propel us towards more satisfaction, fulfilment and the quality of life that other people can only dream about. 

Leo Babauta, the author of the international best-seller “The Power of Less”, which I read about three years ago, encourages us to define 2-3 key goals and give them our full attention, rather than have numerous goals and little focus. 

Leo has come a long way – he shares his personal story how he managed to redefine his priorities a few years ago, describes in detail how to translate the key goals into major projects, plan daily actions and form habits that help us achieve what we want.  Thanks to the approach presented in “The Power of Less”, you’ll act with the clarity that is necessary if you want to get to the next level and avoid the “turning over the new leaf every bloody day”.

Most people don’t know what those key areas are, and, as someone has said, “they major in minor things” – give a lot of attention to stuff that actually doesn’t matter, or look for “the perfect moment”, which you and I know – will never come!

We – business owners – are in control, shape our own future and decide what we prioritize and what we don’t give a shit about!

  • What are your two – three top goals that you commit to achieving over the next few months?
  • What do you want to be proud of?