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Mastery: Money is a Symptom, Not the Cause
Remember the game of tag? The thrill of the chase? Now, think business. But here's the twist.
Stop chasing the money.
Intriguing, isn't it?
The universal rule in the entrepreneurial world has always been "chase the money." After all, isn't that why we venture into the unpredictable tides of business?
But consider this.
Chase mastery instead.
Let's take Jiro Ono, sushi master extraordinaire. He didn't chase money, he pursued perfection in sushi-making.
He went after mastery. He chased the art. The reward? A three-Michelin-star restaurant and global recognition.
Then, think Steve Jobs. He wasn't in it for the cash. He yearned to make a dent in the universe. The result? An empire called Apple.
The money came. But it was a byproduct, not the goal.
And yet, we obsess over financial success.
"He who chases two rabbits catches neither." Remember this Confucius gem?
If you're too focused on money, you may miss out on the chance to excel at your craft. To be exceptional. To be the master.
And it's the mastery that eventually brings in the money.
Because mastery is rare. And rarity is valuable.
It's that simple.
So the next time you find yourself in the chase, question the target.
Are you hunting money? Or are you in pursuit of mastery?
Remember, mastery is magnetic. It attracts recognition. It beckons respect. And yes, it brings in the money.
So, quit the money chase. Embrace the mastery race.
As an entrepreneur, redefine your chase. Don't chase money.
Chase mastery. And watch as money, respect, and recognition follow suit.