We all know that ideas are the currency of success these days.
To win and be a leader in your market space, its mission- critical to out-think, out-innovate and out-create your competition. The person with the biggest ideas and ofcourse with the best execution will lead the fields.
This reminds me to Ryanair. It is Europe’s most profitable airline (about 400 $ million in profit for this year) at a time when other airlines are struggling and sinking with high fuel prices (Jet Blue, another very cool company, lost money this year for the first time ever).
In the past one year, Ryanair has flown 35 million passengers at an average ticket price of just over $50. And, get this, 25% of its flights are free. Seriously!!
Ryanair’s goal is to one day (soon) make flying absolutely free.
SO HOW DOES IT MAKE MONEY?
By charging for other services. Advertising revenue comes from commercials on the back of seats. Checked luggage costs $3.50 per piece. Food is always extra.
Ryanair did not only brilliantly reinvent the business model for winning in their industry. They have brilliantly executed their business model too. They have shown us what innovation and imagination is all about in the change-crazy economy we are forced to operate within.
superb and brilliant ideas without execution is useless!!
Nature is an incredible teacher. Life is run by Nature’s rules.So it only makes sense to observe how nature works to really get how life works!!
I had once seen cacti in a garden had morphed into a stunning array of flowers on a rainy day.This was just a miracle because I had never earlier seen flowers blooming from cacti.
LESSONS: Rough conditions can also bring precious gifts.
Life can be hard.We all had our our good seasons as well as our difficult ones. But hard times brings many blessings, like:
- Strength of Character.
- Greater Understanding.
- Deeper compassion.
We grow the most as human beings during our roughtest times.So why do we judge them as bad when they bring such good?
The challenging pieces of our lives just might be when we are most alive.And, If you are awaken to them, they always bring tiny miracles.
Great! If you are!
It is superb that you have the courage to take that first step. Nothing changes until you change. But what’s the point of starting if you don’t finish!!
Leadership and greatness comes to those who follow-through; who stand for near-flawless execution; who stay with a projector, a persuit or an idea with a tenacity of a pit bull until the thing gets done,beautifully!!
So right here, right now, reach deep into your heart. And commit from the best place that inhabits you- to finish the important things you start.
Because anyone can take the first step. But only the remarkable ones stay on the path until they complete the 100th one.
I just read a quote that has provoked me:
” Growth is the only evidence of life”. Superb!! Actually splendid and smart words. They came from John Henry Newman.
I feel so excited. You know I adore the whole notion of growth. To me,that’s why we are here. To grow and expand through the work we do, the action we take and the lives we lead. Don’t just live your life,lead it!!
Growth really matters. It is what ultimately makes us feel fulfilled. It energizes us-even when it is uncomfortable, and most growth is. Makes us who we truly are!!
Only people who are willing to think differently can out-innovate everyone around them. Thinking the same thoughts produces the same results. Leadership is all about being the brave creative out in front in your marketspace and your career versus doing things the way everyone else does them.
Business does not need more copycats. It needs more dreamers.
Apple came up with the gorgeous and now ubiquitous i pod. Now there are so many products with the letter “i” in front of it. Too much copying. Not enough leading.
In one of our corporate business conference, we were told about a CEO who did something which made me smile. He hired a young wonderkid fresh out of business school- a kid who was not only brilliant, but thought differently, and was not afraid to voice his eccentric thoughts. The mandate of the new hire ?
Sit on the company’s management team and consistently challenge ideas that fostered the status quo. This man was paid to push the envelope. To evangelize innovation. To make things better by being unorthodox in a world where most of us are afraid to leave the crowd.
So today, have conversations with people who are originals. Strive to leave the safe harbor of the known.
Make things better. Play bigger. And dream.
I firmly believe in what they say: The harder and smarter you work, the luckier you get. You may wonder, “Is a remarkable life the result of luck or are series of natural law at play that produce great results once we align ourselves with them?
Well here is my answer. Good things happen to people who do good things. Do the right things and you cannot help but see the right results!!
The laws of nature are the same laws that rule our professional and personal lives. As you sow, so shall you reap. Care for and nurture your career or your health or your relationships and do you really believe that you will be denied an abundance of right results? NOT POSSIBLE!!
Sure, sometimes we get lucky. That’s just icing on the cake. To me, a rare-air life is the result of living in alignment with the laws of nature. Doing things like adding value to people you love and all those who surround you. Treating everyone you meet with love and respect. Being unexpectedly honest and surprisingly enthusiastic.
Just keep doing these things and you will be fine. And remember, the more seeds you plant, the more plants you will see.
3F- Focus.Focus . Focus.
Focus plus time equals mastery. Please pause & think about that.What you concentrate on,you cannot help but become great at. The more you focus, the better you get.
Focus on being superb at what you do and, overtime, you will be known as remarkable.
Focus on you health and, of course, in time,it will get to splendid!
Focus on developing your kids and you cannot be denied having great kids and brilliant legacy.
Focus on your inner world and people will eventually call you wise and sorted.
Focus. Focus. Focus. On your burning priorities.