I caught a bit of Shark Tank the other week and entrepreneur Mark Cuban was on the show.
He's one of the sharks now apparently.
(Johhny Carson voice: "I did not know that.")
But he said something to one of the contestants that pierced me to the core. I can't even remember the rest of the show.
He said, "When I'm working on my business, I like to think -- 'What would I do to kick my own @#$?'"
In other words...
Where am I vulnerable?
What could someone do better than me?
How would I beat myself?
I promptly pulled out the Moleskine and devised a strategy to crush myself. It was brutal. The cargnage was merciless.
But it was also an incredible, eye-opening experience. It allowed me to step outside of myself and see a better approach.
Don't tell me, but I'm currently enacting the plan.