Most people are average…..


I wonder if they have this tee-shirt in your size?

I don’t mean to be unkind or even judgemental it’s just that in reality most people you come across in business are just average.

When you think about it this has to be true. An average is effectively the most common value (technically I know that’s not the case before any of you swots point it out) so most people are it.

But who cares about statistics; the plain fact of the matter is most people have average intelligence, commitment to the job, creative talents, attention to detail, belief in quality, organisational skills and attitude towards risk.

So here’s the good bit: if you want to stand out you only need to be a little better than average. I’ll concede you can’t do much about your IQ but the rest is entirely down to you.

Just being a little bit better at a number of things creates a large cumulative difference between you and the next guy so what are you waiting for?

Success is about being above average and being above average is a choice not a privilege. 

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Mike Ames

Passionate about making business development a profession not just a job. Built and sold a £40m group in less than 9 years. Doing it all again and loving it!

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