What You Can Learn From Some Slime

“How to Achieve Your Goals Like Slime” written by Guest Contributor.

Physarum Polycephalum

Physarum Polycephalum which literally means  the “many-headed slime” is a mold that inhabits shady, cool, moist areas, such as decaying leaves and logs.

It’s like something out of a Sci-Fi movie.

It’s pretty cool because it’s able to do some amazing activities; especially for a single-celled organism.

For example, It can FIND food!

It will navigate a maze of slime food using the shortest route possible when two pieces of food are placed at two separate exits of a maze.

In order to survive it has a single goal… to search for food.

People and businesses can learn a lot from this to survive and thrive.

Have a single goal and don’t give up…

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Frank Kern in this interview says if we can just pick one thing and stick with it long enough we will be successful.

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How to Achieve Your Goals – Be Like Slime


The slime is looking for any opportunity for food. If it finds something, it quickly communicates with the rest of the cells through a chemical reaction that it is has found something.

We can all learn from this valuable skill.

In the business world, good communication is crucial for the daily operation of the company, but can also affect sales and profits. Without good communication a company can face numerous challenges that can ultimately lead to its demise.


The way the slime survives is by constantly being in a state of flux. If it can’t find food in one spot it will hardened and become dormant for long periods of time.  The spores they release will be spread by wind currents to an area with favorable conditions

Are you open to finding the best possible condtions for success even if it means quitting a job or moving?

Are you willing to change your lifestyle to become successful?


Each cell of the slime mold is brainless. When they come together, there is no more or less order than there was before.

In business If we strip away the layers of hierarchy and enable businesses to self-organize It becomes less about managers and bosses and more about team effort and masterminds.

Learns from Mistakes

In order for the slime to not repeat the same mistake,  it leaves a trail of extracellular slime where it has been. If it encounters the slime, it tries a different route.

If you’re networking you will learn from other people’s failure. These feedback loops are key: Why reinvent the wheel when everyone can learn from one person’s mistakes

So What’s Keeping You?

If a bunch of yellow slime can follow these simple tasks in order to accomplish it’s goals what is our excuse?    Learn how to achieve your goals using the example of some slime.


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