Frank’s Blog : Want to change ? Commit 4 days a week.

I loved this post from Sacha. He says if we want real change, all we need is to commit 4 days a week and I totally agree with him. Here is how he says it :

Four days a week is what we need to commit to something if we really want to grow.

Twice a week is enough for maintenance.

Three days a week is enough for improvement.

But four days a week creates transformative change.

It doesn’t matter what sort growth you’re working on–you might want to improve your sales, singing, soccer, swimming, saxophone or salsa dancing. Perhaps you’re working on tambourine, thoughtfulness, tact, tenacity, tap dancing or Telugu.

Give it four days a week and change will happen.

Also, while it goes without saying that 0 times a week gets you nowhere, be especially wary of once a week—it may be the most dangerous cadence of all if we care about improvement. At once a week, we feel like we’re doing something regularly, but we never change. It’s perfect fodder for the “I’ll never be good at this” story we like to tell ourselves.

We will be good at this, one day.

And 4 is the magic number to get us there.

Frank’s Blog : Turn Tables

Most issues, problems, fears can be solved by just switching places with the people you want to do it for. How would I want to be treated if I was in their place ? And go do that.

If I want a raise, I will ask myself what would I want if I was the boss ? I would want someone with high integrity, who is competent, knows there stuff, not snobby and respectful.

If I am a manager, I will ask myself what would I want if I was one of these people I lead ? I would want someone who cares, who cares enough to ask me how are you and mean it, who cares enough to know that family comes first before everything, who cares enough to know that my child is sick, or my dad just had cancer, or I just had a baby, …

Just turn tables!

Frank’s Blog : Happy Independence Day to Rwanda

Today marks 57 years that my motherland was granted independence. We celebrate today to recognize those who sacrificed everything so that Us, the future generation have the opportunities we have.

Well, I figured it’s better late than never to say Thank you to each and everyone who was involved at that time to have this wonderful day as the day we were on our own and had a country we proud to call ours.

Happy Independence Day to you all fellow Rwandans!

Frank’s Blog : At all cost.

I think this is a bad a way of going at things in business. Maybe if there is a child in a burning building, saving her at all cost makes sense. Yes, a doctor should do her best at saving someone’s life.

But should you want a promotion at all cost? Should you want to succeed in business at all cost?

I think anyone who says ” at all cost ” is playing a finite game. And playing finite games is not the best way of winning long term.

Frank’s Blog : Running vs Jogging.

In this culture of I want it and I want it now, it’s easy to mistaken what we want and getting them. Just because you have goals doesn’t mean you will achieve them!

It’s in the small daily task, achievements that defines where you re going.

I would rather jog for 10 min everyday, than run 30 min once a week.

Frank’s Blog : Getting feedback.

Most people struggle with getting negative feedback. What if we started asking the person giving you the feedback, how you took it? Instead of arguing or staying in your head, how about you ask a simple question:

Thank you for this feedback. How do you think I took it ?

Frank’s Blog : They don’t get it!

When you start succeeding, they don’t get it. do they? Well, they not supposed to. Because you are standing on a mountain of failures but them, they still on ground zero. So they can’t see far out as you do.

That’s why you tell them your goals and all they say is : hahah and you think you can do that? They hit you with all the reasons why you won’t make it. And when you do, they don’t have anywhere to hide so they criticize you. They starts saying you changed, like you worked that hard to stay the same. JayZ said it beautifully in his interview.

So if you hang around people with small or mediocre minds, you will have a problem getting to your goals not only because they will have a hard time understanding and cheering you on your journey, you will also have a hard time when you change, when you don’t do what you used to do.

I love this quote form Eleanor Roosevelt; Small minds discuss people, Mediocre minds discuss events and Great minds discuss events!

Frank’s Blog : What/Who are you willing to leave behind?

If you were to ask me what is the secret to success? What’s the main thing I believe will get you from where you are to where you are trying to go?

The best secret I have been able to come up with is not having goals and doing everything to reach them, it’s not knowing where you are and having a clear map or steps on how to reach to the top, it’s not having the support from others, social media, friends or family ( although the support would not hurt! The old joke is behind every successful man there is a supportive wife and a surprised mother in law!)

Most people will not get where they want to go, because they are not willing to leave people behind ( mostly their friends and family).

And some are not willing to stop doing what they have been doing. They want that certainty, they want to know what’s next, thus doing what they did yesterday because they know what’s next.

How about this quote: If you keep on doing what you have been doing, you will keep on getting what you have been getting!

Change your life by changing the way you go at it.

What if you stopped talking to them, or hanging out with them?

What if you took a different way home ?

What if you stopped watching TV for 30 days?

What if you stopped eating out?

What if you stopped blaming people ?

Frank’s Blog : 3 Hobbies that will change your life.

I have been blessed to know Naval Ravikant through his tweets. He once tweeted something and it resonated with me and I thought it would be a great idea to share it with you. He says : you should have 3 hobbies

A hobby that makes you money ( maybe you enjoy starting businesses, or being a painter,…)

A hobby that keeps you in shape ( maybe you enjoy running, swimming, …)

A hobby that improves your intellect ( maybe it’s reading a book, listening to great podcast,…)