Best ideas for your business don’t come from reading about business in general. This is why you will receive a weekly curated reading list with articles from business, mainly, but also from other areas.
OK, I’m pushing it a little bit, but truth is that, in my 20 years as an entrepreneur, the ideas that moved the needle the most were not coming from business articles, necessary, but from articles about other things.
(Yeap, I started at 16, selling PCs to my parents’ friends).
Let’s say you read about Roger Federer saying that he started LOVING tennis once he played Pete Sampras on the main tennis court of Wimbledon. And you realise that something similar is happening to you: you don;t love what you build with your business. But it doesn;t mean it won;t happen. If Federer found out what he loved about tennis at 19, 10 years after starting to play tennis, it means there’s still hope for you. And that’s a lot of great motivation.
Here is the quote from the GQ article
“Look, I was able to experience the highest level of tennis,” he said. “It was my first time on Centre Court at Wimbledon. My first and only time I played Pete. I was in a match where I won 7–5 in the fifth—very similar to what we just went through with Rafa. I was 19 years old. I realized, Oh, my God. There’s so much more to tennis than just practice in a cold hall somewhere in Switzerland. This is what tennis could be about. I realized, I want to be back on that court one day, I’d love to compete with these guys on a regular basis, I’d rather play on the bigger courts than on the smaller courts.… And all of a sudden it started to make sense. Why you’re doing weights. Why you’re running. Why you arrive early at a tournament. Why you try to sleep well at night. We just started to understand the importance of every single detail. Because it makes a difference.”
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