AFTER WORK, COMES MASTERY
Bill Gates luckily at 13, was among the few kids in the world with parents that could afford and had access to computers then. BUT he took advantage of it over the years through MASTERY created Microsoft.
Jay-z also luckily in his 13th birthday got a boom box radio as a gift from his mom. BUT From then on, he will stay awake all night reading the dictionary and making rhymes off those words for years. A few years after, he could record an entire album in one studio session without writing (freestyle) and had become the richest and greatest rapper alive!
#Leverage, Start Early, #Practice, #Mastery
Dangote in his teens got a small loan from the rich Dantata, a relative and then started trading foodstuffs from the north to the south. But by consistency decades later he continued and got more support and favour from the government. Today, he is the biggest mogul and the richest black man.
The key words are: #Leverage, #Start Early #Consistency
Since mathematically, it is proven that you need about a total of 10 000 hours to master anything. Then Success, life or business always favours early starters. At my current age I concur. The earlier you start, the better for you! The time is always now!
This is because somethings just take time and only practice can move you from talent to skilled, down to mastery.
The Beatles used to be an ordinary Rock Band. And then between 1960 to 1964, they had performed over 1200 times Live in Hamburg. So by the time they came back to England, history has it that they performed like no other.
#Leverage, Start Early #Practice
Amateurs practice till they get it right, pros practice till they can’t get it wrong – Mastery. Life is all about taking advantage and leverage. Listen, “It’s not what you don’t have that stops you, it’s what you have but don’t know how to use”!
©Eizu Uwaoma, and we are Hexavia
Strategy. Business StartUps and Corporate Restructuring Consulting
Uwaoma Eizu is the lead strategist at Hexavia! He is a graduate of Mathematics with two MBAs and over a decade of experience working with startups and big businesses. His core is in building startups and in corporate restructuring. He is also a certified member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria and the Project Management Institute, USA. By the side, he writes weekly for the BusinessDay newspaper.