If you’re going to get wet – might as well swim

My exercise ‘Thing’ is swimming. I love to swim in an outdoor pool (not in the sea!) but there is something that I see when I am there which I don’t get.

Now, I appreciate that not everyone comes swimming to plough up and down doing laps like me but surely if you’re going to get wet—might as well swim.

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Your greatest hits ROCK!

It took me a while to work this out (a while where I was doing a LOT more work that I needed to) but that’s just how it goes when you’re a creative type and you like to create…

Every time I had a new event, or planned a new launch, I literally did just that–came up with something new. BRAND NEW. Hands up I did over and over for a while until I realised it was the greatest hits that everyone wanted…

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Are you selling a cake or a recipe?

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Here’s what I see a lot… people marketing recipes: the ingredients for a cake – the step by step pieces you need.

But what a cake lover is more interested in is the finished article – what a cake lover buys is a CAKE! I get a lot more excited looking at a slice of carrot cake than I do a bag of flour, eggs, sugar, some carrots, a wooden spoon… and yet this is what I see a lot of people are ‘selling’ – the ingredients.

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Don’t underestimate what you already know

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We all do it.

We think that we ‘don’t know much’, or that we only know ‘what everyone else knows’. This is the blight of ‘common sense’ :)

Sometimes it takes a new situation, a meeting in a new context, or simply being asked the right questions, for you to realise what you DO know and that it IS of value and that YOUR common sense isn’t everyone else’s.

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Just make it up!

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Now, I am NOT suggesting you lie about what you can do, but I am totally OK with you inventing a new market to own. I am also OK about you making up a new way of doing Things—specifically YOUR Thing.

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Sometimes you just don’t know

You don’t always know the answers

Sometimes you don’t know what’s around the corner

And it’s pretty likely that you don’t know what’s on the end of your nose (until you find your Thing of course!) :)

And the ‘not knowing’ is not a problem. Really. Learn to look out and allow…

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