Today I closed a chapter in my professional life. Saying goodbye to a client is not always easy and sometimes the circumstances make it harder to bear and produce a level of uncertainty and anxiety. But in the midst of uncertainty there can be opportunity. One must learn the lessons that are there to be learned and seize the opportunity to build again, stronger and more effective than before. If you are not overcome by it, it will only make you more resilient.
One of the worst things that could happen to you is not that you end up in a job that you hate, but that you end up in a job that you like. These kinds of jobs are convenient, easy, and comfortable. They are a distraction, distracting you from the job that you love.
Recognise these detractors for what they are and have the courage to persevere for the role in life that you can truly obsess over.
Man, although I don’t recommend all-nighters, I do recommend being obsessed with your work—whatever it is. Not to the point of pulling all-nighters, but instead getting the best sleep possible so you can give even more energy, brain power and creativity to it.
If you’re not obsessed with your work, be brave enough to consider exactly why you are doing it, and whether that reason is sufficiently explains how you want to be spending your life.
NB: The review goes on to reveal that Bill no longer feels sleeping a lot is lazy.
Investing isn’t complicated. The financial services industry would have you believe it was. But in actual fact, it’s very simple – at least for the people who think it’s complicated.
If you are one of those people – you want to invest but think it’s too complex and don’t know where to start, or think you need thousands in the bank before you can get started, I suggest you get yourself a copy of Tim Hale’s excellent book which will simplify things for you and make you wish you had started sooner.
It really is a fantastic contribution for those who need a helping hand.
The sooner you start, the better off you will be.