I have spent the past 4 days in Sydney attending the YEA G20 Summit. (The Young Entrepreneurs Alliance). There were over 400 attendees represented from all over the world with one goal to create solutions for the Youth Unemployment crisis which is impacting every country around the globe to varying degrees.
I love this quote, it reminds me of the journey everyone goes through when starting a new business.
Having just read Biz Stone's new book - Things a Little Bird Told Me - confessions of a creative mind. He not only shared how he co-founded one of the most influential companies on the planet today, but he was very modest and told the story of how he got there, from very modest beginnings with loads of credit card debt to a billionaire.
Here are some of our favourite quotes we enjoy at Pride and Joy. Everyone needs a reminder of why we do what we do, here are some that work for our team:
Our Priorities and focussing on your BIG Rocks.
It's smarter to behave your way into a new way of thinking than think your way into a new way of behaving. (Wow - that is a tongue twister)
Become a walking, talking excuse-free zone, understanding that your excuses are nothing more than the lies your shadows have sold you. As of this moment, do what needs to get done. And remember: just because something was hard to do yesterday doesn’t mean it won’t be easy to do today.
Two of our Podsters - Tim and Kurtis, featured on Seven Sharp this week. it was great to share their story from very hard beginnings to some success. It is through the hard times we learn the most about ourselves. If we are able to stay focused on the dream and vision through these hard times, it not only makes it even sweater when we get to the destination, but we also learn a hell of a lot along the way.
Creating a global brand that will be revered by millions of people around the world takes a clear and concise vision that connects your organisation to what you are trying to achieve, but you also need the courage to do things differently. The reality is that every game changer and world leading business you have heard of not only do things differently, they often do things very strangely. Here are some ways ordinary people have reached world class:
Congratulations to Milica Milenkovic - the winner of our $30k Pod, which ran over the last 4 weeks on ZM Radio. It was a great lesson in how to Win. She focussed on her goal (to win the Pod) and she did everything she could to build her votes over the week, from dressing up as an ice cream and visiting AUT and the University of Auckland to connect with absolute strangers and convince them to vote for her.