Welcome to #TheDailyYes. The idea is simple- we are sharing some of the quotes, phrases, and pearls of wisdom that have helped us throughout the years.

A few simple words can completely change the way a person thinks about things. A person’s success, self-worth, and impact on the world can be completely attributed to the way he or she thinks about things.

Jason Mudd, Executive Officer

An idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan

Warren Buffet

Happy Monday, friends!

Oh, uncle Warren, you are so wise. So simplistically surreal that I can hear all the brilliant folks saying ‘pffft as they go about pushing their ego-driven business plans down the road. Life is a numbers game and it’s hard enough as it is. Granted- not knowing where you’re going is a great way to get someplace you’ve never been but I’ve done enough wandering on the tarmac of life. When I was ready to roll the paper came out and what did I do? I made a plan.

Because an idiot with a plan can beat a genius without one.

But JASON- you said that competing with people is BAD!”

On that note, I don’t believe that Warren was speaking bout direct competition. Instead, I read this as saying that if two people set out in the same business with the same goal, the one with the plan will outpace the one without.

When I make a plan with my team or consulting clients, I make sure that the markers are what we want and not driven by outside influences, especially people or other brands. I always thought that people grew out of the competitive, high-school mentality, but some people get stuck in ‘tit for tat-mode’ for the better part of their lives. The rest of us just have tendencies that can be worked out with intention.

Like all good things it takes intention to create a solid plan free from unwanted influence. Outside influence is good! Just make sure that your plan is yours from the get and you will always have a keystone to reference when you’re in question.

Fail to plan, you plan to fail. Think of it as an investment. Now go to work.

I also want to know what simple phrases, quotes, or other pearls of wisdom have positively impacted your life. I’m going to pick a guest contributor one day a week so that we can keep this lively from a perspective sense. Email me at hello@yeslouisville.com. I appreciate your thoughts!

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