I have seen countless business owners shy from articulating their business strategy because they “aren’t great at strategy and don’t have any great ideas.”
What they mean is “I don’t have any ideas with a 100% chance or success and no chance of being criticised.
But no great ideas? Seriously.
There are no ideas that have a 100% chance of success. Shit happens, both positive and negative. The successful business owner creates internal certainty that whatever happens they will be able to respond.
If you don’t want to fail, don’t try, don’t leave the house, but also don’t expect to be successful.
In life, if you can’t win, change the rules.
There are two lessons that are relevant to life that have really struck me:
Siri wasn’t created by Apple.
How often are you getting out of the weeds to look at your business? Weekly? Monthly? Quarterly? Yearly?
I was spending time with a friend recently who has built a huge multi-national business. We were talking about life and business, and then we got on to health and he said something very interesting…
This week I attended Peter Diamandis’ technology event, Abundance 360.
As 2017 draws to a close, 2018 offers up unlimited opportunity for each of us.
When it comes to your business, what’s more important, revenue or profit?
I run a course called Board of Directors. Business owners join me for two days every three months and we go deep on their businesses, and their own personal psychology.