For anyone even remotely interested in me at such an early phase of my life, first of all: thank you. I'm flattered. I don't deserve your interest.
And second: I'm sorry. A lot of what I'm writing on this blog right now are half-baked, but deep-rooted beliefs, ideas, and prophecies I have.
... you're kind of suffering through the worst I have to offer.
I'm trying to get a these ideas, beliefs, prophecies out of me and down in writing so that:
- I can refer to them in the future and say "I told you so" to as many peoples' faces as possible,
- my kids, grand kids, etc. can refer to them (should they so choose) in case I tragically die young in a freak spaceship, naked woman, extreme avalanche accident.
Whether I'm right or not about any of these ideas, etc. we will only know in the future.
But I digress, here's another one of those deep-rooted, half-baked beliefs:
Building a good team is important.
You can't do big business, make big changes, or have big impacts on society working by yourself.
You need to surround yourself with good people, and you need to focus on making their lives better in order to achieve what you want to achieve.
By good people, I mean the kind of people that return their shopping carts — the type of people that do the right thing, just because it's the right thing to do. Not for fame, not for fortune, not just because someone is looking. Those people are pure gold. You need as many of them as possible around you, and you need to make their lives better so that they might grace you with their help and loyalty, which you have to then protect and cherish like it's the last tree on Earth.
Of course, unless they're just going to be your friend, they should have more than just the "returning shopping cart" quality.
If you want to build something, progress humankind, run a company, whatever, you need people that are motivated, that want to build something too, that want to be a part of something greater.
Being able to find those people, then organize them into a team, and have their work add up to more than just the sum of their individual contributions is a skill. One I believe I have, and one I believe will be key in my success.
I need to bake this idea some more, and especially my way of articulating it.
Have a great day, awesome person! Don't forget to return your shopping carts (if that's still a thing when you're reading this (I imagine in the future they will return themselves or you will just have everything delievered to you so they will be obsolete or something)).