The other day one of my coaches said to me:
“You know what your problem is Scott, you think too fast.”
Then he followed up with:
“And if you think that’s a good thing, it’s not.”
It got me thinking about the whole hare and the tortoise concept.
The hare is always in a rush. He’s anxious. He’s searching for today’s
But metaphorically, the tortoise is very different.
He’s planting oak seeds.
I’ve realised that for most of my business life I’ve been the hare.
Until I met my friend Nik Thakorlal. And then Terry Ogburn, I was really
more of a freelancer.
In the past 6 months I’ve started running a business, and they are
very, very, very different things.
And that to really build a business, you need to be the hare.
And you need to methodically do the important / not urgent tasks today
to avoid the important / urgent tasks tomorrow.
How about you?
How could you benefit from embracing the tortoise?