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In Antifragile, Taleb introduce the concept of a barbell strategy. Simply put, a barbell strategy is a way to limit downside risk while at the same time increasing the potential for upside benefit. If you have a barbell strategy then your strategy is antifragile. In other words it wants volatility.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at EricFix
Alan Weiss writes in Million Dollar Consulting Real wealth is discretionary time. And Grant Cardone writes in The 10X Rule: […] time is what drives fear. The more time you devote to the object of your apprehension, the stronger it becomes. Then we have to be carefull. Free idle time... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at EricFix
Excellence is one of the things I value the most, but the pursuit of excellence can sometime lead to feeling powerless. Here is a nice quote from The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman: Confronting the worst-case scenario saps it of much of its... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at EricFix
In Cal Newport's book So Good They Can't Ignore You I read this quote from Derek Sivers, Money is a neutral indicator of value. By aiming to make money, you're aiming to be valuable. This is something to keep in mind if you want to introduce a new product or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at EricFix
When it's easier said than done, it's not so easy, so many people won't do it. And many people will be pessimistic about it. Talking about it probably won't lead you far. And precisely because it's easier said than done, few people will attempt to do it, so it will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at EricFix
Here is a quote I like from Jim Rohn, Things get better, when you get better. Did you learn something new today? Did you practice some skill? Did you try something you could fail? Did you actually fail at something? If you answered no above, then why not? Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at EricFix
If you don’t know what’s important, then everything is important. But you can’t deal with everything. So you can’t deal with what’s important. If everything is important, then nothing is important. And if nothing is important, you will fail to do what’s important. Here is one way to know what’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at EricFix
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If you haven’t chosen to become the best in the world at what you do, then perhaps you should read The Dip by Seth Godin. And if you have chosen to go through the Dip and become the best in the world at what you do, then you need to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at EricFix
I still remember today a lesson my dad thought me when I was nine years old. He said never write on the back of a sheet of paper, because if you do, one day you may write the phone number of an important customer on the back of a sheet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at EricFix
We often tell ourselves comfortable stories about how powerless we are. We tell ourselves, I can’t stop eating ice cream, I can’t stop smoking, I can’t pickup the phone and call a prospect now, I can’t walk out the store without this, I can't quit my job, I can't find... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at EricFix
The pen is mightier than the sword because the sword is a one to one relationship whereas the pen is a one to many relationship. The pen has more impact. Especially when more people are reading. For this to work you need to write compelling words with great skills which... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at EricFix
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At any given time you can subscribe to one of two philosophies. The first is: why do it now when you can do it later? This is the procrastinator's philosophy. The second is: why do it later when you can do it now? This is the achiever's philosophy. Both are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at EricFix
A lot of times we ask ourselves: how could I feel better now? This leads to a lot of ice cream eating around the world. Maybe we should ask ourselves a lot more: how could I fail better now? This would lead to a lot more great products and services... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at EricFix
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Restlessness is an indicator of passion because when you have a passion, you want to work on it as soon as you have enough rest. It’s easy to oversleep when you don’t have a passion to get up to. If you find yourself getting up energized after little rest, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at EricFix
About a year ago I read The Goal within 24 hours. It’s a very interesting business novel that sold over 4 million copies. It’s also an introduction to the Theory of Constraints which is a set of very powerful tools that have helped businesses make more money for over three... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at EricFix
Making money is essential, just like breathing. But neither of them should be the goal of your life. Many of our best experiences happen when we are breathless. And not making money. Go ahead breath and make money. But don't forget to breathless. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at EricFix
Would you read the dictionary? The dictionary is a book of answers. It answers questions about words. Like what does it mean, how can I use it, is it a verb, what’s another word that means something similar… It would not be the most efficient use of your time to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at EricFix
Here is one of my favourite quote from the business philosopher Jim Rohn: "Success is not something you pursue. Success is something you attract by the person you become." A similar thing can be said about happiness. Happiness is not something you pursue. Happiness is something you attract by the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2014 at EricFix
If I just sit there and think but don't write, most of my thoughts are going to be lost. And I may think them many times over the course of my life but never do anything about them. If on the other hand I write the ideas down, they will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2014 at EricFix
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