November 10, 2015 | by Andrew Horsfield

Is that the best you can do?

  • Talking to someone about the weather
  • Hitting reply all in an email to cover your arse
  • Telling a customer: "that's not my department"
  • Forgetting the name of the person you've just met
  • Attending a meeting that provides no value just to be polite

You don't get what you want in life you get who you are. And who you are is a product of the decisions you make, the actions you take and the outcomes you serve.

When you choose to not do the best work you are capable of it's hard for other people to take you seriously, because they can see you have settled. Settled for what is easy or convenient or passable. The problem of course is people rarely tell you the work is not up to scratch or worthy of their attention. They just stop seeking you out as a person who can deliver something of value.

If your strategy in life is to get by doing the minimum then you are destined to fail.

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September 3, 2015 | by Andrew Horsfield

The F word

I failed today. In fact I have been most of this week. Things I attempted to try didn't work. Ideas I tried to cultivate didn't eventuate. Despite some significant effort I have come up short.

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July 29, 2015 | by Andrew Horsfield

Build your assets

High achievers continually evolve. They continually evolve by building new skills that augment existing capability. This matters because success takes the highest levels of personal leadership.

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April 18, 2015 | by Andrew Horsfield

The fallacy of fear

Most of the valuable work we do involves fear. The brave, successful and admirable people who make things happen are not fearless. They lean into fear and learn how to manage their emotion.

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