"…insights for scaleups"
HEADLINES: (serious warning – discussing success and suicide)
|Winners don't have more stamina or built-in genius, they have just learned how to think in ways that get them the results they want.|
|Rabbi Stephen Baars, author of WIN.|
Kate Spade — according to her husband, entrepreneur Kate Spade suffered from depression and anxiety and was taking medication when she died from an apparent suicide. I recently learned that it's not appropriate to say someone "committed suicide" any more than it is to say someone "committed cancer." It's a disease — and new research is uncovering signs someone will be more likely to succumb to this affliction than others i.e. successful at vs. just attempt suicide. Hint, it has to do with how they think about it. More below, but first…
Winners are not born. They learned how. You can learn how, too! — Rabbi Stephen Baars has been sharing his wisdom with the executives attending our ScaleUp Summits for more than a decade. In his latest book, WIN. he notes that "Most of us believe that motivation creates success, but it's the other way around: It's knowing that you are going to succeed that creates motivation." Go back and read that again. "It's knowing that you are going to succeed that creates motivation" not the other way around.
|Winners Make Hard, Easy — Winners have learned how to make challenging goals easy, but easy doesn't mean lower. The trick is to take the goals you really want, and make THEM easy. Winners don't have more stamina. They just have better ideas. They don't have higher IQs. They just have great strategy. This book will change your thinking, just by reading it. SPro and book club members will receive this book next week. I encourage everyone to read this "quick read" three times – until the ideas come easily. These are simply powerful and powerfully simple ideas.|
Entrepreneurs Have Higher Rates of Depression — VC and serial entrepreneur Brad Feld has helped the entrepreneurial community open up and discuss depression. Notes this Fortune article, quoting Feld:
Obvious is the link between depression and suicide. Keep reading.
Success and Suicide — so how does one reconcile sharing a book about winning/success with depression and suicide. New research is shedding a light on signs someone is likely to die from suicide. Notes this Psychology Today article reporting on research looking at suicide notes:
The article goes on to report:
That's the link between success and suicide. What is the envisioned future – better or worse?
The article goes on to detail a second sign someone is likely to commit suicide If you suspect someone you know might succumb to suicide, please read this article and then seek immediate help to change their thinking.
Howard Schultz Steps Down – Running for President? – and in other news, Starbucks' executive chairman stepped down from the company this week. Notes Howard Schultz in this Fortune blog post:
Success or…for Starbucks and Schultz. Time will tell. Be careful what you wish for!
Exponential Growth — a mindset of 10x growth is much more expansive (easier?) than the incremental thinking that goes with contemplating 2x. We hosted a great Exponential Organization webinar this week with Salim Ismail and the Growth Institute. He is one of my favorite business minds and has studied a hundred of the most influential organizations, learning how they reached the top of the mountain. In Tuesday's live webinar he and the Growth Institute team opened applications to their online program to help leaders achieve the 10x success they are looking for. If you feel like you are one of those leaders, and want to create that very plausible scenario for your organization, apply for your spot here:
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