Friday, August 28, 2020

Can you take it?

The kind of success that you crave comes with an equal amount of resistance and pressure from the opposite end. If you dream of small success, well, the pressures are small. But if you covet maximal success, then the pressures come exponentially as well. 

If you want it bad enough, turn up, do the work, don’t complain.

Doesn’t matter if you are a business owner or an employee. 

What are you made of?

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Who should you rely on?

Yourself. That's the cold hard truth.

Worth saying again. Rely on yourself.

Friends. Family. Clients. Colleagues. Suppliers. Acquaintances. You will get some help from some of these people some of the time. But eventually, at many points of your life you need to dig deep to surmount those challenges.

Doesn’t matter if you are a business owner or an employee.

How deep can you go?

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Is there a way out?

Creativity in business is a consistent variable you need to keep close to your heart. You need to keep it burning in your team. It’s what keeps businesses alive. From being able to offer a unique product or service to being able to say it in such distinctive manner that it differentiates you. To being resourceful when faced with challenges. 

Business demands creativity.

What skills do you need?

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Can you do it?


Of course, you can. You can do anything you want. Anything you choose. The only thing is, as an entrepreneur; you need to choose what to do.

So, while you can do anything, you may not want to do everything. 

Evaluate the time, money, effort and cost of possible mistakes when doing everything on your own in the name of saving money.

Some money is meant to be spent

Can you afford it?

Monday, August 24, 2020

Is it scalable?

“Scalability”; that’s a sexy term in business.

When someone says to you, “Your business is not scalable.” Somehow it is meant to be bad. As if you are a bad business person.

But what if you don’t want it to scale? What if, turning up for work, meeting clients you love to serve, being paid well for it keeps you going and energizes you? 

Forget what people say. These same people are looking for the nirvana of the rat race themselves. Scalability isn’t the only way to business heaven.

Waking up, looking forward to going to work, and making a respectful living is.

Do you see heaven every morning?

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Do you want a shortcut?

There is a well-trodden shortcut. Most people who discover it won’t share it with you. Even if they did, you would think, "That isn’t a shortcut."

Get the right teacher (ok, you like the word mentor), learn the right method. Stick to it for a while till you learn up what is being taught. Apply it. 

Is there a faster way?

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

What decisions did you make?

There are decisions that need to be made. There are decisions that make you feel you can make decisions. These make you feel you are in control but they may not be decisions that should be made.

Deliberate, discuss, debate then dispense. Speed is sometimes of the essence. But take into the price that you may have to pay in the future.