Are you ambitious enough?

Are you ambitious enough?

We all do something on autopilot, but recently, a founder friend of mine told me a funny story of how she hired someone without actually hiring them. Sound confusing? Let me explain.

The new hire is a very efficient and pro-active kind of person. She picks up the phone, solves small problems before they turn into big issues, and is a definite go-getter. After a few months, my founder friend and this new hire sat down together to see how things were progressing, and the founder remarked “I don’t even remember how I hired you. You just talked your way into my company.”

They both laughed and continued on with their work. The next day, the employee showed her notebook to my friend and on the todo list it read ‘Get myself a job at this company’. She’d just decided she wanted to work for my friend and then simply made it happen.

And I think that’s a lesson for all of us.

We often dream about the things we want – items to own, jobs to have, places to go – but rarely do we take an ambitious goal, write it down in a notebook, and then do it.

So this week, think about something you want to achieve and write it down. Push through that wall of fear and once you admit your ambition, it’ll open the door to a marvelous adventure.

This is my introduction text for last week’s issue of our TNW Weekly update. You can read the whole newsletter here, or sign up to receive your own copy. 

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