A quick reminder from Wayne Gretsky

Recessions are slippery ice. No one knew how to score better on ice than Wayne Gretsky. Arguably the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretsky scored more goals, 894, than anyone else.

How did he do it? And how can he teach us to score on slippery ice?

Gretsky was an Advantage-Maker.

Fundamentally, Advantage-Makers interact with the world differently. In Gretsky’s words, instead of waiting, I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been.

We should take Gretsky’s advice to heart. Shift into the short term future to score. In hockey a few seconds can make all the difference. Gretsky read the ice so well time seemed to slow down for him.

In my book, I make the point: There is no time like the present to create the future.

In 1906, the San Francisco earthquake devastated the city and its banking community. Bank of America, a small bank at the time, seized the advantage-making opportunity, continued making loans and went on to become one of the largest bank in the U.S.A.

You live in the real world of constraints. Limited resources and time. You must to do more with less, do it faster and better.

Are you skating to where the puck is going to be?