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.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.
That brings out our best.
We’ve all heard the statement, the ends justifies the means.
If you want to do anything extraordinary, it’s likely that you’re going to need to break some rules.
Sometimes, I don’t have anything to add.