How to Get What You Want Faster & Easier
Reasoning From First Principles
Life and business are fraught. Even when clear about what you want, there’s SO much beyond your control, not much within your influence and little within your control.
It’s no wonder many of us feel confused, anxious, lost, or scared when navigating life and business challenges.
What to do?
Reason from first principles.
What does that mean?
First principles thinking1 is establishing the essentials. What are the necessary steps? What conditions or elements must be in place for the thing you want?
For instance, in my book, “The Coaching Business Prescription,”2 I established that building a prosperous coaching business required only three things: craft an irresistible offer, find an eager audience, and create a 30-minute/day sales success strategy.
In my Catalyst3 program, I established that getting what you really want in life requires clarifying your goal, defining the three things that must happen to reach that goal, and optimizing your strategy over time.
Reasoning from first principles can help you solve any problem or resolve any situation in less time, with less risk, and more effortlessly.
It sounds simple because it IS simple. The problem is simple is never easy.
Executing a plan based on first principles thinking takes focus, boldness, and discipline. It’s hard to stay on track and on task in a world full of distractions and false promises.
It helps if you have a trusted guide and surround yourself with fellow travelers heading in the same direction as you are.4
The fact that no one wins alone is one of the least recognized first principles in today’s disconnected, lonely, and cynical landscape.
I get it. It’s hard to let go of the thinking and tactics you already use. We’re comforted by the familiar, even when it’s not promoting our progress.
But what got you where you are WON’T get you where you want to be in business or life.
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Life and business don’t have to be so hard, and you don’t have to address all the inevitable challenges alone. Let’s get you guided and going today.
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