Today's retro Wednesday post features part 3 of the G.A.T.E. strategy. Enjoy!
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August 11, 2011
Lessons from my first year of business: The G.A.T.E. Strategy parts 3 and 4
The "T" is for Take:
Many times we decide not to take things for a number of reasons. Sometimes we feel like we don't deserve what is being given to us, sometimes we feel like we don't want what is being given to us, but the fact of the matter is that a business operates under a very simple rule: It puts out money and it takes in money. If the business puts out more than it takes in, it goes bankrupt. This includes actual money as well as opportunities and social capital. So make sure everyday you are:
Taking in money
You are doing great work. You deserve it.
And finally we come to the letter "E" for Experiment.
Everyday try something different.
Test that email blast you've been sending out.
Try that new time management strategy that you read about in that magazine
Experiment with different ways of communicating via social networks
Go to that meeting that is completely outside of your field of study
Reach out to that person who you've always considered to be out of your reach
Add more of that new design to your work
The list goes on and on.
So there you have it: The G.A.T.E. strategy. I hope this helps you, and if it does, feel free to comment on it.
See you at the Gate.