If you lose 50% how much do you need to make to get back to where you were? Not 50%
You have to make 100% to get back to even.
It’s much harder to come back than it is to maintain.
As a wise mentor of mine, Keith Cunningham told me, the great sports teams, and great business people, don’t just focus on their offence, they know that to win they also need a great defence.
As Warren Buffet said, rule number one is don’t lose money. Rule number two is see rule number one.
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.