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.'
Recently I had an interaction with someone in a business I own.
Recently we were making a major decision in MedRecruit for a very important leadership role in the recruitment team.
If you go to almost any personal development or business seminar, the presenters will share stories of failure leading to triumph.
It’s not a shop, it’s not online, it’s not Amazon or eBay or Trademe.
Survival isn’t necessary.
Is it meeting specification?
“You don’t choose the life of being an entrepreneur, it chooses you,” is something I found myself saying to a young entrepreneur the other day.
Dissatisfaction is a common state for entrepreneurs.
Fear of failure is a common reason many people don’t start things.
Failure is inevitable.