When it comes to investing and the markets, we often use terms such as strategy, tactics, and game plan. Why is that? Because the markets have many similarities to a game of chess. While we can guess at general market movements, the reality of these ups and downs can unfold in thousands of ways, just as a chess game can have drastic turns that don’t follow a particular pattern.
Imagine if someone gave you a small insight that could make you an incredible sum of money—a tip to use when running your business that could cause others to view you as a hero and won’t cost you a cent. Sometimes it’s the small things that make a big difference.
Do you believe that the company you keep has an impact on your success?
In View From the Top, Aaron Walker stresses the importance of seeking out advisors and mentors and surrounding yourself with competent qualified professionals. He tells readers that “experts won’t just come to you offering assistance. You must be proactive in education and always take the initiative to learn more.” One element of learning more is spending time with and asking questions of people who have already experienced the type of success for which you are striving. Another element is to read books and discuss them in depth with a group of people that are also focused on advancing their education.
What are the characteristics of a workaholic? As we finish up our focus on execution, it is important that we take a close look at the dangers associated with focusing on work too much. I want to think specifically about how those we love might be negatively affected when our lives get out of balance. Even God rested when His creative work was done!