During the week I receive a few mails of Human Business Works. Some are selly sells (they are very upfront about that), others are more inspirational. Since I have little money to spare, I am looking forward to the inspirational mails most of all. I would like to do a course when I get back from my travels and made my first success with my own business. Today an inspirational e-mail was send by Rob Hatch. It touched a point that sounded so true, I had to share.
Rob Hatch talks about the difference between an approach and a systems. An approach being more flexible. It’s something you own. While a system offers perhaps more stability, it doesn’t allow for context driven adjustment. He quoted his son who had just read the book ‘On writing’ by Stephen King:
In your (Stephen King’s) book, I thought the rules were specific, but open to creative flexibility. This is something that will not force me to improve, but inspires me to force myself to improve. That is something I like to have, something to push me to take responsibility for myself and get something done.
When I look back at my student days, these were exactly the teachers with whom I scored the highest points; the ones that inspired to push me to take responsibility for myself and get something done. With the ones that set the rules and laid out the system, and graded accordingly, I scored (very) low points, because I am not that good in doing exactly what the other want. To think exactly like the other. I have to be free in order to succeed. Apparently.
That’s why it still feels good that I choose for myself and decided to become an entrepreneur, a lone wolf, a freelance writer.
To be continued…