Your Theories Move Your Life
Know what is (truly) guiding your path ahead.
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Everyone who is extraordinarily successful has a “thesis” that they are willing to bet on and prove out. A theory on what will take them from where they are to where they want to go.
I am betting you have your own theories too.
Theories you’re eager to test out, theories about what steps you will take, and theories that — if proven right — will give you everything you want.
I can still remember when one of my clients was inching closer to his company going public, and he was so excited. It was so many years of work and sacrifice, but it was also a monumental accomplishment…and proof that his theory worked.
The hours, the effort, the ingenuity, and the creativity. It’s a lot of thinking outside the box and keeping your eyes ahead — and it is all fueled by your theory of what will get you where you want to go.
That level of payoff is unreal.
Some of the best executives I know are mad scientists with their undertakings and life paths, and the same can be said of entrepreneurs and founders of all stripes. They will do things that are not always expected or linear, but they are clear about where they’re going…they have their theories. No one else really has to see it - but they do, and they’re charging for it.
You will see people who have the wrong theories all the time — I’m sure you’ve met them — and you’ll listen to people at dinner parties who have fantastic theories that you know will get them to exactly where they want to be. So let’s talk about a few simple ways to reveal, examine, and explore your own theories in life and work — and how to make sure they’re lined up with where you want to go.
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