by: Yuri Elkaim

What’s up? Yuri here. Evening time. Taking the dogs for the walk.  I want to share something I don’t know if I’ve really shared this before, but I’m going to share this with you  now.

How I Keep My Thoughts Organized

So a lot of people say to me, “Yuri, how do you come up with these frameworks, and you simplify all this … complexity in business, and make things simple?” And it’s funny, because I tell them, I’m like, “I’ll tell you my weakness. My big weakness is the fact that my brain is scattered.” Do you ever feel like you have a washing machine full of ideas? And then you hit the power button, and then it just goes all over the place? That’s what my mind is like. That’s what goes on in my head.

So I’ve been forced over the years to think of mnemonics, or systems and processes, to save myself, to feel more sane in my life, because my head is all over the place. I don’t know what I was like as a kid, I can’t remember that far back, you know, before I was 10 years old. But I wonder if I was very ADHD, like hyperactive. Never able to sit still and focus, because that’s the natural tendency for my brain.

So the reason that I’m so focused on systems, and processes, and frameworks, is to … first and foremost for myself, just to simplify my life, and to bring all of these things going on in my head into one simple, concrete type of box, if you will. It helps me compartmentalize life, compartmentalize complexity, and different challenges, and different ideas.

Turning Your Weakness Into Your Superpower

And I would say, it’s funny, because when you think of your weakness, your flaws, that really becomes the opportunities for your biggest superpower. So when people ask me like what I do, I’m like, “Well, I do a few things. But one of my superpowers, is really simplifying complexity. And that superpower is borne out of my weakness.” Now this doesn’t always have to be the case, but don’t feel bad about your weaknesses, your flaws. The very fact that I lost my eyebrows and all my hair when I was 17 was a blessing in disguise, because it allowed me to get in the field of health and fitness. To figure that out for myself.

So, every challenge comes with an opportunity. And the idea … a goal really, I guess … is to see what that opportunity might be, and make the most of it. So, I don’t know, it was just … you guys ever feel a challenge with a thousand things going on in your head? Just thought I’d share that, you’re not alone. I am the leader of the pack when it comes to you … all that stuff.

What’s Your Weakness?

I’m going to continue the walk. Let me know in the comments what your challenge is. What do you think your weakness is, if you were to think of … the thing that comes to your mind, first and foremost. What would you say your weakness is, in respect to business and life? I’d love to know in the comments. Let me know below. And I’ll talk to you soon.