Last week, I had lunch with a friend who just left the firm to join his brother’s fast growing start-up. I’m sad to see him go but also respect the courage he has to go all in on the family business. The move comes with some risk and sacrifice, one of the bigger ones being he will spend a significant amount of time away from his wife.
A lot of people would say this could end badly for their relationship and/or their financial future. Those people would be mistaken and clearly missing a key piece of info that my friend and his wife fundamentally understand.
There are only two kinds of people in this world
There are two kinds of people in this world – the ones who jump and the ones who get pushed.
People who get pushed talk a lot about making things happen but rarely do anything without a burning platform forcing their hand.
People who jump force the action on their terms and are happy to live with the results – good or bad.
People who get pushed spend an ungodly amount of time asking which skill they should pursue next instead of picking one that makes sense and just getting after it.
People who jump take calculated risks, sometimes – maybe a lot of times – to their financial disadvantage.
People who get pushed take themselves out of the running for jobs before even applying.
People who jump figure out how to make people want to take a gamble and hire them even when missing “required” qualifications. How? By highlighting what they do bring to the table is REALLY good and impossible to pass up.
People who get pushed sit back in awe when people around them highlight a new skill or approach.
People who jump try to learn it themselves or ask someone to teach them.
Which type of person are you?