I love business. I love the impact a great business can have on its customers, its staff, the wider community, and for the owner.
Business done well is like alchemy; you can create value where there once was nothing, you can create value from an idea, you can turn ‘lead’ into ‘gold’.
Business owners who do it well can get very rich, if that’s what they want. But in my experience those whose sole purpose for getting into business is to get rich tend to struggle.
Money follows value as I shared in last week’s blog.
Give to get.
As Zig Zigglar famously said, 'You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.'
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.
Recently we got some HR people in to help us improve our professional development program at MedRecruit.
People often talk about the impact they want to have… In the future.
After a crisis, most people aim to get back to the state they were in before the crisis.
Recently the World Medical Association ratified a change to the Declaration of Geneva, the modern-day Hippocratic Oath, the value-set of doctors worldwide, to include the health and wellbeing of doctors.
I was recently speaking to a group of corporates.
And I had to smile.
I speak to a lot of groups of people AND Purpose is something that I’m big on, and it invariably leads to someone asking the question, “I don’t know what I want to do. What should I do?”
“When is it giving up, and when is it changing direction?” is a question I get asked a lot.
Some people like beer.
Some people like wine.