Today there’s a couple of themes I would like to discuss learnt from the inspiring Chris Sacca. I had heard about him through the podcast world but only really got to learn more about him after reading about him in the new Tim Ferris book “Tools of Titans”.
I’d like to touch upon a few of his valuable lessons, those in which I found to be the most useful and relatable however to each their own of course.
Go on the Offence (Double Down on Yourself):
I believe this is one of the core principles that every successful person must have and believe with every decision they make. One should not only have the confidence in themselves but act in a way that they have already decided they will win.
Anticipate that you will make it to at least a higher level of achievement than you are at today and make decisions which ultimately will help you in the future.
This is something that you must practice and forcefully imagine since your brain is not wired to think this way for most people.
A trick I would use to get started would be to think of 2 things you should start working on now to help your future career and go from there.
Stand Out with Effort:
This next and last trick we can learn from Chris Sacca was difficult to choose as there were so many golden nuggets of his. However, I truly believe that this simple idea can make a real difference for anyone.
Chris explains that his way of being unique and standing out aside from his work was his cowboy shirt attire. He would always wear that same type of shirt at work and would eventually become known as “that guy”.
As a general rule, being known is usually a better thing than falling hidden into the large crowd. That is why I believe that standing out purposefully is beneficial. Whether it be your attire, your handshake or your personality, having something you focus on as a differentiator at work will bring you favour and a sense of uniqueness that can be lacking.
I advise everyone to work on what this will be for themselves and actually implement this strategy.
Until next time,