Recently I was speaking at a conference, and someone came up to me afterwards and asked how she could grow her business and still be a great mother; she said she just didn’t have enough time. Great question, I get it a lot from parents. I’ve tackled this in my own life, because I want a great business but not at the expense of my family who are more important to me than any business ever could be.
So I asked her who does the cleaning, shopping, cooking, gardening etc. at her house. Her answer was like most people’s; she and her husband did it all.
I think it’s important to see the true cost of things in your life; the opportunity cost.
A paucity mentality makes us hold on to anything we can do to save a few pennies here and there, but what’s the true cost of that?
- Failure to grow your business and make real money (you don’t save your way to riches)
- Failure to spend quality time with your family
- Failure to enjoy life
Money can buy happiness, when you use it to pay people to do the things you don’t like doing. (We have just built a house with 10 acres of land, and I didn’t buy a mower! I love it; looking out over vast amounts of grass, feeling the sense of peace that living in the country offers, because I can’t do the lawns. Otherwise I’d likely look at them as my weekend sentence.)
When you are a business owner you directly influence your personal income; do a better job and you make more. I think an abundance mentality is what’s required to do the things where you add the most value, and share the wealth by paying others to do the things that allow you to thrive.
It makes all the difference.
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.