5-2-1 #6

5-2-1 Smart Thursdays Issue #6 (February 25, 2021)

Happy 5-2-1 Impact Thursday!

Here are 5 high performance insights I've learnt, 2 quotes from others, and 1 conversation starter/ question to think about this week.



Learn To Say NO So You Can Say Yes To Bigger Things Of Greater Impact & Purpose

Many of us struggle to say no, fearing rejections anger or uncertainty. Our people pleasing is often rooted in childhood. If your life is so tightly packed with other people's requests that you don't have time for what really matters to you, it's time for a shift. If you find yourself being too busy, chances are, you are not saying “no” enough. Tiny hinges swing big doors. Small daily shifts + consistency can dramatically change your life 


“Seeking Help Is A Courageous Act Of Wisdom”

Everyone who was successful more often then not, invested in a mentor. 


“Get Ready BEFORE The Opportunity Arise.”

Do not rush when making business decisions. Bide your time, weigh your options and act only when the time is right. 

Never let external pressure force you into doing something that is not timely. 

In the landmark battle of “Guan Du” in the Romance of the 3 Kingdoms, Cao Cao managed to defeat his enemy's overwhelming forces by leveraging on the angle of the afternoon sun. He managed to buy time by pretending to be negotiating and being friendly all the while, waiting for the right time to strike.


Talk Is Cheap, Whatever We Implement Becomes Reality.

It's ok to dream(big) and build castles in the air, next start (small) putting the “steps and move fast

Not everyone is a genius or prodigy but we can be resourceful and consistent. 

*Capabilities Through Coaching


“Adapt Fast. Business model can become obsolete. What brought you here may not bring you into the future.

– Learn
– Unlearn
– Relearn 

Go the extra mile, it's never crowded.



“Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight while the ignorant fight to win.” – Zhuge Liang – Romance of the Three Kingdom


“All the darkness in the world cannot put out the light of one candle”. Confucius


What negative thoughts do I have today that is borne purely out of frustration?

Frustration is normal but it need not be limiting. Train your brain and turn your greatest frustration into your great motivation. Being aware is the first step.

What negative thoughts do I have today that is just borne purely out of frustration? 

So go deep, get asking.

Until next week,
Caleb & Yvonne Megan

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