Five Things We Learnt from SMF
Here are five takeaways to show how to THINK BIG in small ways.
In 2012, Grab created a name for its ride sharing service, delivering convenience and reducing the cost of daily travel. In 2018, they bought over UBER South East Asia’s operations.
In “Small is the New Big”, size does not matter, big changes will come from tiny shifts, and the war for relevance will be on the battlegrounds of agility, nimbleness, data, technology, and connectivity.
From performance to happiness, creativity and entrepreneurship, here are some key takeaways from the three-day seminar of SMF 2017.
To Act Differently, We must Think Differently
We think in words and pictures which makes us feel a particular way before acting upon it. All our actions and behaviours come from how we feel and that comes from the words and pictures in our head. So fill it with positive imagery and powerful thought drivers. Jamil Qureshi was quick to point that they biggest performance enhancer in sports or business can be found, inside our head.
We may be working longer hours and putting in overtime without being productive. In the 4-hour work week, you may ask: “What if I only had four hours a week to work?”, “Which aspects of work do I spend my time on?”, “How would I prioritise my time on the things that matter?”, and “What would I do differently?”. Don’t be satisfied with status quo, challenge it (if you want a different result).
Change of Perspective—making a One-Degree Change
A one-degree change means taking one thing you want to change and doing it slightly differently. In sailing, a one degree change can mean a world of difference to the destination of your journey.
Start Small, Consistently
Ninety-nine per cent of the time, we think that creativity and innovation is about coming up with a big original idea, but it’s not. The hard part is in making things happen despite our fears and doubts about it. The next time you work on a project, try starting with small pieces and achievable chunks. This allows for flexibility and growth along the way.
Perfection-the Enemy of Creativity
Have you ever been in a situation where you waited for the perfect opportunity to come along before sending out that perfect presentation? Perfectionism is the enemy of creativity. As Red Hong Yi shared, “done is better than perfect”.
Transform or Die
Millennials spend close to 18 hours a day consuming media; one-in-two people use mobile phones; and one-in-three bought something in a mobile experience. Think about it. How does that compare with the landscape five years ago? The world is changing rapidly and disruption is everywhere. It is a warning sign for all industries that are complacent of past success.