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.'
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.