I love this video and his story. Steve Lacy wanted all the expensive tools to get into his passion and realized that he can DO MORE with very little and that these ‘things’ he wanted weren’t necessary .. don’t waste time waiting and chasing .. get started now and start with what you have.
Steve Lacy: Making the most of what you have instead of being held back by what you don’t
I know it is not what you are used to hearing. But, I am here to tell you .. the more you focus on the things that you suck at and less time you have to focus on the things that naturally make you awesome and valuable.
Thinking back on my own history, I grew up in Singapore and I wasn’t a very good student. Actually, I wasn’t good in one specific class; Math. Unfortunately for me, that was the MOST important class for my parents and not being good in Math for them meant, I sucked in EVERYTHING.
The thing is, I spent most of my teen years focusing on JUST BEING good in Math while it was the one subject I sucked at it. My point is, no matter how I tried, I wasn’t going to be the best but everyone made me feel like it’s the ONE thing I must be good at and I continued try really hard. During this time, I didn’t focus much on topics and skills that make me naturally good. I would love to focus on music, art, drama .. I also love to read and didn’t do much reading.
Being an entrepreneur, I really had to work on the skills like presentations, critical thinking, customer service and leadership. These had nothing to do with Math and while I did learn basic accounting to help me run my business, not being good in math and choosing to suck at it, made it possible for me to build on the skills that make me successful every day!
Here’s a little video montage of me! .. thanks Ryerson for producing this for me.
I was recently awarded Ryerson’s Alumni Achievement Award. It was an incredible honor to receive it and also have my entire family with me when accepting it.
Growing up, I was always scared that my life won’t have any impact on the world and that really bothered me. I want to help and serve others, in helping them overcome their personal obstacles.
This award is a sign that I am living my purpose.
“Reaching the 10-year mark with a strong name in this fast-paced industry is definitely something to celebrate,” says Bala. “From our growing client portfolio to the launch of our ethnic division, Blue Dot we have a lot to be excited about and are more motivated than ever to continue this growth and innovation”, he adds.
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If it's all the same to you
Then let me shine for a minute
Why play small
When being big makes a difference
The end will be worth it
And all the scars will make it legit
The reason you took all them hits
Started with a purpose
I am realizing how important my time with Shak is. It's for him but also for me. Growing up with an absent father impacted me in my teenage days and well into adulthood.
In hustling to build a life of wealth for myself and my family, I sometimes forget how important my time with the kids is. Something money can never buy.
as I did many years ago in Computer Science class..
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