Shaa Wasmund is an American-born entrepreneur, speaker and best-selling author. Through the public relations firm she jump started, she helped the new startup company making vacuum cleaners called Dyson become a household name. A serial entrepreneur, she created the site Smarta, which is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners. Ms. Wasmund has written the following books:
- Do Less, Get More: How to Work Smart and Live Life Your Way
- Stop Talking, Start Doing: A Kick in the Pants in Six Parts
Here are some quotes and tips from Shaa Wasmund:
If you don’t get a genuine break from work on the regular basis, you will find yourself on the road to burnout or worse, falling out of love with your job or business. Like any good relationship, you need at least some time apart
If you ever feel stuck, or trapped in ‘busyness’ running from one spinning plate to another, go outside and breathe. The less stimuli and noise you have around you, the quicker you’ll find the answers
Action means putting yourself out there, at the risk of rejection; but if you try your best, then there is no such thing as personal failure.
Sometimes you have to simply think less and do more.
Focus on the things that you’re good at and you’re passionate about and strive to become world class. Then keep your eyes open to what’s around you and don’t become blinkered. in this way you’ll be ready to spot opportunities when they arise, and you’re also be more resilient it when life throws you the inevitable curve ball.
When you do less of the things that drain your energy or simply no longer work, you become open to more exciting opportunities
If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got.
You don’t need to be good at everything. Why not be world class at one thing instead?
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But what if there’s a better way of doing it?
Know that you can’t get everything right, but everyday is an opportunity to learn something new and get better at something that matters to you.
Happiness isn’t a consequence of living a successful life; success is the consequence of living a happy life
Today is the day to commit to Plan A.
Life isn’t a rehearsal, so don’t hide your dreams under the bed.
Don’t put your hopes and dreams into Plan B — if doing something is the right thing, make Plan A work.
Who needs two plans? We only have one life.
If you really want to do something, don’t give yourself any alternative. If life depends on it, Plan A has to work. You might need to tweak or pivot, but stay in the game.
Remind yourself of what gets you up in the morning. Do less of everything else and more of that, starting today.
The key to making decisions is not to hold on too tightly once they’ve been made
If it feels like the weight of the world rests on the outcome, then you need to chunk it down into smaller decisions so that you can be adaptable and flexible as things progress
You might end up with an outcome different from the one you originally envisioned, and you’ll have grown and you’ll have learned and done great and interesting things along the way
Life hardly ever goes exactly according to plan: the point of a plan is really to get us started, to move us from thinking or talking into active doing mode, to turn our big, vague dreams into specific tasks that we can achieve by fixed deadlines.
You can do anything … but you can’t do everything. At least not at the same time.