Work is purposeful mastery
People want to be rewarded for being good at something they love, more-so, they want to be rewarded for being good at something other people love. Being rewarded for creating something that is meaningful to you and is valuable to others is the definition of purposeful mastery. Work should either be rewarding execution of one's purposeful skill, or a journey towards being rewarded for the execution of one's purposeful skill. Every other thing is a chore. It's that simple.
A purposeful skill is usually a mundane skill that resonates with the intrinsic part of you. Doing it gives you some sense of satisfaction and purpose. When putting a start up team together, you're best working people who have identified what their purposeful skill is. The beauty of it is that purposeful skills come in a wide variety, they can be as mundane and as ordinary as bookkeeping, writing or cooking. It doesn't really matter. All that matters is the satisfaction and the sense of purpose you get from doing it.
Start with people with purposeful skills, they are more likely to be really hardworking at it, and start ups are hard work.
You are made of the same stuff as miracles
Boring is easy. The hardest thing is to be interesting, consistently. Your business needs to be interesting. How your consumers experience your business goes a long way to determine their perceptions of your company, it's services and it's product.
You have the ability to hold all these conflicting dreams and ideologies inside you without bursting at the seams of your fragile human flesh. Not many people do, and because many people don’t, you will be misunderstood. You will be called many names;
You begin first by following your dreams... and you let them light your way, but when it gets dark and the light from your dreams have burnt out, which it definitely will, then you must then follow your grit, and let that lead you.
People want to be rewarded for being good at something they love, more-so, they want to be rewarded for being good at something other people love. Being rewarded for creating something that is meaningful to you and is valuable to others is the definition of purposeful mastery.
This is probably the most candid portrait of me out there because it was taken at one of the darkest times of my entrepreneurial journey, and what I love about it is that it captured the pain of it all.
A lot of times in our entrepreneurial pursuit, we are obsessed with success too early. A premature obsession with success, I've learned, creates an atmosphere of bloated, unmanaged and unrealistic expectations.
It's September 1st, 2014, Miss Moon Ray has made her way from Jackson Mississippi to the futurist glass cube Apple store in New York with blow up mattresses, sleeping bags, and
Here is the hard truth: the proper discovery and execution of your passion, your purpose or your ideas requires that you attain mastery of the skills necessary to accomplish that goal
I intentionally decided to travel business class today, not because I had the money to, but because I thought there was a chance could meet someone who had some hindsight on the journey of birthing a dream.