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Trust your subconscious mind for motivation

I’m a big believer in the power of the subconscious mind. And I trust mine.

I trust it to remind me where I want to go, and to use my gut feeling to pull me back on track. That’s why I’m not a big believer in goal-setting. If I know where I want to go, and I genuinely have a desire to get there, then I can leave my conscious mind to be guided by its silent but powerful counterpart.

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Making mistakes

I’m a big believer in making my own mistakes. That’s when I learn the most and it creates the most obvious reason for me not to make the same mistake again.

When somebody else tells us not to make one of their mistakes, it’s much harder. How can you be convinced not to touch the kettle when you’ve never experienced heat?

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Professionalism is overrated

What does professionalism do for us other than slow things down and get in the way of genuine interactions?

We hold things back from others, dress differently, and downright lie in the name of “maintaining professionalism”, and yet there is no advantage of doing so.

Would you trust your accountant any less if he wore shorts and thongs and declared a love for 80s hair metal? Probably not… as long as you knew he had the chops.

In fact, knowing these quirks would bring you closer to him, realising that he is human and has human qualities like passion, care, and a willingness to do good.

The new way of doing business will see a decline in traditional professionalism and an increase in the genuine traits we already value in social relationships.