The IronExec is the executive who is working in the corporate world or running their own business who sees strength training as an essential part of their life. It is a daily ritual and one which helps define who they are. It also enables them to be "antifragile". The term coined by Nicolas Nassem Taleb, author, philosopher and lifter. Taleb argues that resilience isn't enough. No point in life just been able to take a heap of set backs, punches, knock downs. What's essential is been able to grow as a result of these. Think the opposite of post traumatic stress disorder. It is post traumatic growth! What makes you an IronExec is that you seemingly can't be broken regardless of the situation. Both physically and mentally you have steeled yourself under intense weight training. Regardless of the stress or pressure you come under through work or life, you, to the average Joe, seem to be able to take it in your stride and keep powering forward. No doubt there is a breaking point. Everyone has one, however you under regular day to day circumstances seemingly take everything in your stride whilst continuing to improve.
These aphorisms are some thoughts starters and or short passages that should have you thinking like a true IronExec.
Those who continually place themselves on a pedestal are often the ones desperately trying to get away from the ground they stand on.
Multitasking will keep you busy but doing one thing at a time will make you effective
Better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you are stupid then to open your mouth and confirm their thinking
Weight training and an unbreakable iron will is circular. An iron will can be forged from toiling with the iron. That heavy iron weight never gets any lighter, you just get stronger through the application of an iron will.
Simplicity is mastery. Complexity only exists because the subject/skill is not mastered.
Whilst academic learning should be encouraged, when it comes to business, street smarts will always beat book smarts.
Take a moment to think about what aphorisms drive you as an IronExec. Use these as the mantras in your head to drive you to success and mastery of your environment.