James Schramko here. Today, I want you to question your role models. You don’t have to go far to find a reference in any kind of business book, podcast or video about Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, Gary Vee and the list goes on, Bill Gates, so on. The thing is these people – gosh Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos – these people are always popularized as amazing successes but every single one of these people has flaws that offset their success.
I mean Steve Jobs was pretty much a tyrant according to the book that I read. I’m sure that Gary Vee spent so much time glued to his phone that life is just passing him by. It’s just an observation. He doesn’t have time to look out the window ever. So, we have to think about, is this person’s success the kind of success that you want?
And I encourage you, whether it’s me or anyone else sharing information tips, process it and then think about how does that fit for you. What do you want? As the author of Work Less Make More, I’ve decided I’d rather spend eight minutes a week making these short tips than eight hours a day glued to my device. Maybe it’s a bit harsh, maybe I’m wrong, but then it comes down to what you want.
So, don’t let these often spouted case studies delude you into thinking that you want their life because (A) it’s probably not going to happen, (B) if you had it, you may not like it anyway. So, what life do you want and how individual can you make your path? And don’t feel guilty or stressed or overwhelmed if you’re not making billions, if you can’t work 20 hours a day, if you don’t have your private jet. And I saw some guy with a private jet the other day, I’m thinking if I had a private jet sitting on the tarmac, I don’t know what I’d tell them to do because I’m going surfing today. And it really comes down to what you want. I’m not saying my life is better than anyone else’s but it’s the best life for me and that’s what’s important.
Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed this little expression session. If you’d like more of this then make sure you stay subscribed.
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