From Caspar's Chart Table
One of the hacks I discovered when building my last business was to surround myself with people with energy, purpose and ideas.
It just rubs off and you lift yourself to higher levels than you were before.
Last time round as I was building a B2B business in the UK, I'd go to B2C Conferences in the States to get fresh ideas and energy. That led to some major breakthroughs to grow that business.
Last week, I went to a 2 day event totally unrelated to what I'm doing.
Fresh ideas, inspiration and I know the people presenting there are playing on a high energy and impact level.
I left there buzzing with even more energy. Perhaps unsurprisingly the last 3 days of the week were exceptional with new opportunities and connections. Amazing things really do flow when you put yourself in the flow of energy and ideas.
Not only that. Live in your own markets and ideas, the best you'll get is the same as everyone else.
Step outside and you'll find new cool stuff to lift you to higher levels.
The headline I could never write
There are definitely some words a British person couldn’t write about themselves. It’s very humbling when someone else writes them.
This made me smile
Perhaps the most brave and audacious marketing launch ever performed. The sight of Elon Musk’s Tesla floating through space, Space Oddity by David Bowie playing and the nod to HitchHikers guide to the galaxy with Don’t Panic on the dashboard. Don’t miss the humour value of the name too - it was called Falcon Heavy. Try saying the sentence: It's so Falcon Heavy, man.
Be a Better Leader
Thought for the Day
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back--
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."
- From the genius pen of Goethe