Be Selfish says the Selfish Asshole (Business Philosophy) by Michael Silvers

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Be Selfish

“the Selfish Asshole”

Written By Michael Silvers

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Selfish – it is defined in the Dictionary as = devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc.. Caring for oneself – is that bad?  Primarily concerned with one’s own interests and benefits – ok. See this world we live in looks down on what “they” consider a selfish act or a selfish person, yet I disagree, I say BE SELFISH.

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If you have ever taken a plane ride then, well if you were listening, you hear the flight attendants instruct us all to please place our own oxygen mask on First before we begin to assist someone else with their mask.  Interesting I believe because see I believe it we are not Selfish in our daily actions then we cease to exist and ceasing to exist with us will be our dreams, aspirations, goals and beliefs.  If these cease to exist then we are truly non-selfish yet we are nothing but a shell of existence.

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Being selfish makes you Thrive – you realize your dreams, you live Your own life and in return you are in a much better place to help others when that time arises.  I believe we, as a society, have put a black eye on what being selfish really is – we all want to help one another and that is a great place to be, however, in helping others you fail to help yourself then that does no one any good.

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I have had the opportunity to witness both – the person who is completely selfish and the person who is all about others.  In my experience I have learned that the happier person is the selfish person – this person wakes up each day pursuing his/her own happiness by taking each step in life in their own direction their own path.  Are they assholes- No – do they care about No one but themselves – No – they just understand that until they are were they want to be in life – they cannot help others in the best way possible.  So pursue your passion, make life your own and by all means Be Selfish – the other option isn’t really favorable – remember the flight attendants – what good does it do you to help 3 people and yet never live to enjoy what you have done – save yourself first – put your mask on first and then go to work helping others. Better than yesterday not as good as tomorrow – strive daily to be better.  Enjoy life and don’t just survive – learn how toTHRIVE.

Michael Silvers “the selfish Asshole”

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GET UP INSANELY EARLY

It sounds scary, we know, but consider what would happen if instead of watching reruns of bad movies at night, you went to bed at a reasonable hour, thus allowing yourself to wake up early and be SUPER productive?

Waking up before anybody else allows you to work out the logistics of the day to come, track your time, and (most importantly) unplug for a few hours.

Take Paul Dejoe, who gets up at 4 a.m. (you heard that right) for maximum productivity:

What I was depriving myself from was time in the day where there was no pressure and no expectations. For the same reasons that I felt most creative on Saturday mornings and on planes, 4 a.m. has become a place of productive peace. That feeling is why I love what I do. I don’t need a vacation. I don’t need to step away. I just need a couple hours a day before anyone else is up.

After all, the early bird catches the worm–and much more, apparently.

KEEP PROMISES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL

Talk is cheap and meaningful customer relationships are built on promises. Same goes for your personal life, right?

Well, maybe.

Success is built on mutually trusting relationships with just about everybody. If you say you’re going to walk the office dog? Well, you’d best walk the office dog.

LEARN HOW TO TELL STORIES

You want to be successful in life, but you don’t have a job, or you’re looking for a new one. The first step to nail that dream job? Learn how to tell a great story–starting with your interview.

Big companies know storytelling is the secret weapon to “branding.” Why? Because people don’t fall in love with data dumps and PowerPoint slides–they are moved by emotions.

And for those looking to be in charge, the best–and most memorable–way to make an impact and stick in people’s minds is to ditch the small talk, and learn how to unspool meaningful narratives.

Want to get started? Here’s how, straight from a master of improv.

LEAD, DON’T DICTATE

There’s a big difference between being a leader and being a boss.

Quick memo: Don’t be like this guy:

DON’T BE AFRAID–OR EMBARRASSED–OF YOUR FAILURES

Sir James Dyson, creator of the famous Dyson vacuum is no stranger to failure. In fact, he embraces it.

I made 5,127 prototypes of my vacuum before I got it right. There were 5,126 failures. But I learned from each one. That’s how I came up with a solution. So I don’t mind failure. I’ve always thought that schoolchildren should be marked by the number of failures they’ve had. The child who tries strange things and experiences lots of failures to get there is probably more creative.

Dyson’s point: If you want to discover something new, you’re bound to fail a few times (or in his case, 5,126 times), and that’s okay. It’s also okay to quit something your heart isn’t into, in order to get somewhere better.

ASK QUESTIONS, A LOT OF THEM

It turns out Albert Einstein would have made a great entrepreneur:

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

Every company needs to pause occasionally for self-reflection.

What is your purpose on this earth?

What should you stop doing?

What is your petri dish?

You’ve got all the answers, right?

BE HONEST–WITH YOURSELF AND OTHERS

Remember what we said about asking questions? Here’s a hard one:

Are you passionate, or delusional?

Delusion is a double-edged sword. When it comes to productivity, tricking yourself can be your best move, but if your career is hurting other (more important) aspects of your life it might be time to re-evaluate your priorities.

Truth be told, I think the difference between passion and delusion isn’t even very distinguishable. I suspect many an entrepreneur has fallen too far down the rabbit hole without even realizing it. It happened to me. Maxed-out credit cards, empty cupboards, and a frustrated spouse helped me wake up to the delusion I created in myself. I was laser-focused on the belief I had to succeed no matter what, which led me to lose sight of reality. My story fortunately has a happy ending. But if I hadn’t faced that reality head-on (and it did indeed feel like a crash), I wouldn’t have been able to honestly evaluate my business and redirect toward a healthier course.

TAKE BREAKS

You don’t have to completely unplug, but the effects of removing yourself for a few days, hours, or even weeks, can do wonders for your sanity and enable you to refocus your aspirations.

A perfect example: Stuck on an idea? Take a walk.

TAKE NOTES AND STAY ORGANIZED

If you’re trying to delve deeper than surface level engagement, try taking notes.

It might sound silly, but put some genuine effort into it–note-taking is an important key to keeping your mind organized, and understanding better what it is you’re after.

Credit: Fast Company

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Full speech & presentation of Stuart Scott receiving the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award.

In this feature, he shares his emotional battle with cancer and follows Jimmy V’s motto to never give up.

Stuart was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer in 2007 and then it came back two years later. Currently, he is still undergoing treatment. He was hospitalized in the last 10 days. 7 day stay in the hospital due to liver complications and kidney failure and 4 surgeries in 7 days. Until a few day’s ago his future was uncertain…

During Stuart’s speech, he talked about living life to the fullest while you’re alive. He also said that it’s about leaning on others for help and not just fighting the battle alone. Stuart even brought his youngest daughter on stage to give her a hug, it was incredibly moving.

What a truly and powerful speech delivered at the 2014 Espy’s.
Show’s us all what is possible even in the face of death!

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