Are you at the edge, peek into the pool of opportunities that await you but too scared to jump in? I know the feeling. Your brain is trying to protect you from pain and suffering .. but listen to your heart and soul.
Only 30 years ago .. I was labelled dumb, stupid, not worthy and my dreams and opportunities were squashed. I fought against myself (not them) but myself to remove that negative version and forcefully implant a version of my life I WANTED .. you can do it too!
It is gonna get to you .. it is going to whisper into your ear .. “give up” .. “you can’t do this” .. “stop now” ..
We often look for external motivation for happiness and are mislead to believe you can get to internal happiness with external influences.
The real work starts within.
Easy to say and REALLY hard to do. We tend to carry the heavy stuff much longer in life that we need it. For some, there is a sense of comfort in holding on and for others, there is no playbook on how to let go.
For me, my burden was my fuel. It pushed me harder than any external motivation but I never learned how to let it go.
Now, imagine you are holding on to all of these emotions .. and also imagine you are sinking in the ocean .. what will you let go immediately to survive. Start with those .. let go.
I had the opportunity to be a guest Hamza’s podcast and for the 1.5hr talk, we unpacked a ton of stuff. From my early days in Singapore to being a new immigrant in Canada .. developing my #hustle and some of the successes and pitfalls I had experienced along the way.
“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 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”
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.
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.