Categories: Leadership

Don’t Be That Guy

Truth be told, we could mention a list of people that started businesses late and became successful. 2 Chainz never made it big until age 34, Colonel Harlan Sanders started his KFC franchise at age 65 with his first social security cheque and Vincent Van Gogh wasn’t recognized for his work until after his death. The list could go on, but to you, those people only make up a small percentage of those that have tried and succeeded. The rest? Tossed to the wayside. It may only be a ten percent or less success rate, but I can tell you for sure, everyone misses 100 per cent of the shots they don’t take.

The media at large is the mechanism that tells us that anything started passed age 30 is too late. We admire those who already know their destiny from when they are young. And if you’re hovering around the age when those you admire have already made it, your mind may be telling you it’s time to call it in and settle for… anything besides your dream. If the edict of society determines professional work life to be from age 25-65, then at age 30 for example, you are really only five years old. Think about that. In this business world, you are still considered a baby. The good news? There’s no law that states you have to be a certain age to change direction, you just have to get to work, consistently and persistently. It will be painful. But it’s either the pain of discipline now, or the pain of regret later.

Clairre Hughes :After almost three years as an intern and over six years working as an environmental scientist, Clairre Hughes is a well-known spokesperson, applying the lessons he has learned throughout his various expeditions to talk about leadership, problem solving, teamwork, change management and goal setting in an organisational context.