Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

“Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda” .. if only I could smack these words out of you. These words give you permission to not do the hard work it takes to chase your dreams. It’s easier to just to tell yourself it wasn’t you. “Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda” puts the accountability for your results or lack of results on other people and/or other circumstances.
The BIGGEST difference is that the DO’ers, DO what it takes. They don’t only focus on the results but also on the process to get there.
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My old basketball coach taught us that winning happens during the daily practice and in our minds .. long before we step on the court for the game. The result (win or loss) in most cases was already determined in preparation .. the game itself was just execution.
. .. commit to never saying “shoulda, woulda or coulda”

 

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"Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda" .. if only I could smack these words out of you. These words give you permission to not do the hard work it takes to chase your dreams. It's easier to just to tell yourself it wasn't you. "Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda" puts the accountability for your results or lack of results on other people and/or other circumstances. The BIGGEST difference is that the DO'ers, DO what it takes. They don't only focus on the results but also on the process to get there. . My old basketball coach taught us that winning happens during the the daily practice and in our minds .. long before we step on the court for the game. The result (win or loss) in most cases was already determined in preparation .. the game itself was just execution. . .. commit to never saying "shoulda, woulda or coulda"

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Simplicity one of the key ingredients to success.

Simplicity one of the key ingredients to success. When looking at your business or when looking to start a new business, focus on how you can simplify your message, product or service and then take it to market. “Go shorty, it’s your birthday”

Tag someone hustling on their dream business and let’s share local businesses looking for visibility.

Sharing is the best way to remove ignorance!

We talked about a lot of different topics and one of the questions from @hamzak got us talking but how we can start to share the culture and work on removing stereotypes, and cultural bias attached to young South Asians from within the community. Check out the conversation .. let me know what you think. Agree or disagree .. let’s keep talking.

Can’t sell a million records

Imagine if Jay listened to his uncle and didn’t sell a million records. What if he tried really hard and was just not that good in making music? The truth is that he is one of the greatest rappers alive .. and just like Jay did with his uncle, we all come across people who don’t believe in what we believe in. They can’t see the future like you can … and that is OK.

The best coaches and mentors still carry forward their fears, limitations and bias. It’s impossible not too. I am guilty of it too.

YOU have to believe in you first. YOU are the quarterback .. you have to make the plays.“Always believe you are great before anyone else does.”

Focus on your growth.

LOVE this message! Regardless of the business you are starting or growing ..
FOCUS ON YOUR GROWTH FIRST .. you can not lose. It’s permanent. It’s the real WIN .. .

 

Find your sparks

“The engine in a rocket ship does not fire without a small spark first. We all need small sparks, small accomplishments in our lives to fuel the big ones.” from Chapter 6 of David Goggins, Can’t Hurt Me.

First of all, it is a fantastic read. The human struggle outlined in his book hits you right in the gut! This morning, while reading chapter 6, I came across the quote above and it reminded me of a recent conversation.

We hardly see the small victories being shared and/or celebrated! IG and the other social networks glorify the ‘go big or go home’ attitude .. this is equally true of our Linkedin world. We celebrate the UNICORNS and the companies raising millions of dollars and leave out the founder who just closed an angel round for 50k or the startup finally making money or the CEO who decided to quit for the right reasons. (YES, it’s OK to quit! .. another post on this)

The wins in these small companies should also get celebrated. It is the SPARK within our startup community. It is the real inspiration that gives others the daily motivation to go out and hustle, make those sales calls, take on more than you can handle and figure it out as you go .. let’s share our smaller wins to inspire the bigger wins.