When I first saw the appearance of Roel van de Wiele on the stage in the video presentation today, I thought “oh, what a strange man”. And then he started to talk…to talk not about the virtual world, but about the real one and to remind in very intriguing way about the rule “work hard, play hard”.
Some of his wise words in this video presentation:
If you have to eat a frog, don’t stare too long at it. And if you have to eat many frogs, don’t start with the smallest one.
When you are enthusiast and you want to make the best of your life, then you often use the word “Yes” – “Yes, I’ll do that”. And you all know it – the “No” is your best friend, but it’s very difficult.
In business if two men always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
The most beautiful word in the education of the children is “no”, because if you always use “yes” you’re quite likeable, but w/o respect.
Say “no” to things, which immediately have results, because that’s not making life in progress.
Europeans have the watches and Africans have the time.
Goal is a dream with deadline.
Do you want more?
In the video below you could see the inspiring presentation of this charming Belgian, who reminds me not to judge a book by its cover.
Nowadays people present the age as a limit – not only in the business life of one person, but also in the personal life. For example, some people think that after certain age they could not achieve anything in their career and professional life or that other people will think that they will not be useful anymore.
But what is this? Let me tell you – it’s a big LIE and there are 3 important things to remember about it:
improve yourself every single day
work hard, because the hard work will put you where the good luck can find you
when the chance comes to the dance floor it’s good to find you dancing.
A great example for that is the video below. Enjoy it and think about it!
And how simple Deshun Wang said it: “When it’s time to shine, be the brightest!”
In the world full of directors and managers, there is no place for being just an “ordinary guy”.
And if you want to be not just another director/ manager, but a real leader there’s no place for fawning – there’s only a place for being talented, inspirational and filled with passion. That’s what makes the difference between the director and the leader. That’s the reason why there are so many managers/ directors and so few leaders.
They always look busy and POUND THE ALARM how busy they are, so that the whole world to know it and especially the boss.
They WORK HARD, while all they have to do is to WORK SMARTER & EFFECTIVELY. Working hard doesn’t mean you work effectively. Trying to look good in the eyes of your boss, doesn’t make you a real professional & a leader, it makes you a fake one.