The other day I was talking with my wife Claire about the secret of the rich; that the amount they are worth is disproportionate to the amount they earn. Think about, if you have a small business with a small team making $250K profit per annum, then you probably have a business worth a multiple of 1-2x so you’re worth between $250K and $500K.
If you invest in the business and increase the profits to $2M per annum over a three year period, then depending on your industry that business is now probably worth a multiple of 4-7x, so you’re now worth between $8M to $14M.
So what you’re worth is far more than what you’ve made.
If you just focus on what you’re dropping out the bottom right now then you are in danger of missing the real value that your business can be worth in the future.
That’s why the rich get richer disproportionately; they focus on longer-term value not just shorter term wins.
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.
Recently I was fortunate to attend a good friend of mine’s wedding in Bali. He’s a partner at a well-known law firm in Singapore, and many of the attendees were merchant bankers, venture capitalists and other people in the finance space.