Sim’ Rhymes with Time

Sim’ is a very smart friend of mine. So smart in fact that I think he would already be filthy, stinking, rich if he weren’t so smart. It’ll take him a few years longer, coz he’s finally learned that making money can be simple. That should be a compliment, comment below if it came out wrong.

I believe really smart people have large handicaps to overcome in order to become wealthy. I believe that you are really smart if you are reading this. That’s why I don’t spoon feed you. Plus isn’t it fun to talk to smart people? So the take-home value of my post is keep it simple, smarty.

Anyway Sim’s finally got a blog where, among other things, he eloquently and persuasively makes a case for the correct pronounciation of his name. It is a parable for focus, intelligence and coherence. Overcoming the circumstances of his birth name, Sim’ created an image of what he wanted. People told him he needed to change the spelling to convey his meaning. But he knew what he meant, and enough others knew (at least the one’s who matter). Sim’ doesn’t need to change the world, merely his little corner of it. Happiness and empowerment flow from that.

FYI, yes, the rest of Sim’s blog is very interesting. I don’t think that parable was a stretch. Think about it and leave a comment.

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  1. Thanks Paul – you really made me smile.

    I do agree with your analysis of smart people (I’m flattered that you consider me part of that group) – one of the biggest things that has held me back is my penchant for over-engineering. In other words, I suffer from a belief that things I don’t fully understand must be very complicated – hence my lack of understanding.

    What I have come to realise (but am still learning to put into practice) is that it is not so much that things are complicated (in fact I am continually amazed at how simple things in this world actually are)… more that I don’t have the confidence to allow myself to believe that it can be simple.

    So there you go, it’s not about being smart at all, it’s about confidence. Confidence comes from experience – not from knowledge. I know heaps – probably too much. This leads me to be continually second-guessing myself and overanalysing – losing focus on the simple realities. More importantly, I don’t have experience, and therefore I don’t believe that I can do the things I need to do to succeed.

    At the end of the day, most things like this come down to fear. Once you (I) can get over this fear and actually try something, actually practice it, then you realise that it really isn’t that bad afterall.

    Now, I just need to go out there and do it.

    Thanks Paul, you really are an inspiration.

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