I saw a short, but wonderfully inspiring, video this morning that I had to share. It’s by an eight or nine year old child. Yes, you read that correctly. He’s in primary school – scripted, probably – but boy is he good. And wise, oh my goodness.
Although the messages delivered in the language of a child, there’s something for everyone – particularly we business owners. The questions he asks are particularly thought provoking.
He opens with a statement;
“The World Needs You to Be Less Boring”.
Now whilst you might take that as an affront, it’s delivered so well, you can’t but help agree. After the effort of start-up, it’s easy for a business owner to get ‘locked‘ into the everyday, the never ending chasing of profit, the stuff that just has to be done and somewhere in that, we can lose our way to the changes we wanted to bring to the world when our business began.
Stop for a minute and remember what that was? Are you still bringing that to the world? If you are great! If not, write down one thing you’ll do today that will be a step in the right direction.
If you’re stuck, or you never really had a dream to ‘change the world’ – whatever that means to you, consider this.
After discussing choosing the road less travelled, care of the Robert Frost poem, the child asks what if there really were only two paths. He says he’d choose the path to “awesome”.
Now I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a far more interesting business path to be on than the one that leads to so-so.
So go on watch the video. It’s only short and it will make your day. Then take a minute from your day (yes, I know extra minutes are hard to come by) and dream about what your path to awesome looks like. Then take a piece of ‘stuff’ off your to-do list and replace it with something that will put you or keep you on that path.
And if we can help you handle the stuff in your business that is stopping you from being on that path to awesome, we’d love to talk to you. You can call me on +61 2 9994 8000 or drop us a note.