Business is relational - it can’t operate in isolation. It is symbiotic, contractural and ongoing. It has both bonuses and penalties, benefits and consequences. But at its core, it is intensely human.
There are so many ways nowadays to communicate with others. The old-fashioned way, face-to-face or telephone, video conference, either audio or visual, and of course in writing, whether pen to paper, email, text, message etc. The list is endless.
Business is intensely personal. It is about a dream turned into a reality, a passion given direction, a vision given wheels. And here in lies the rub - “never make your hobby your profession,” I was once told.
Recently a client, who is a very fit athlete and who recently ran an ultra-challenge which was nearly 60 kms and uphill, told me she would rather do that than speak in front of a group of people!
Nigel Young - 4WALLSI’ve always liked the model of the 3-legged stool when trying to establish a foundation for any enterprise. So when it comes to business, my 3 legs are:
The reality is that we can’t see the bigger picture. We are too close, can’t see the wood for the trees, perhaps too emotionally involved, in danger of not making good management or strategic decisions.
You will have heard of the insanity definition “doing the same thing expecting the same results”? But what causes us to get stuck in that rut, repeating things we know we shouldn’t be repeating?
After separation followed by the inevitable divorce, at some point you have to realise that life must go on, and so must you! It’s easy to fall into the trap of denial or resentment and become paralyzed by inaction.
There are some of us that still feel what we are doing isn’t what we would ideally love to be doing, we just know that what we are doing isn’t right for us, now or in the future.
You don’t need abs of steel or a Barbie doll figure to be able to do this. It is all about making a connection and attitude so pull out you super powers and remember you are sexy and you know it!
As a business owner, whilst we don’t like to boast about what we do, we know we are good at what we do and are passionate about the service or product we provide, and to be successful gaining clients and generating revenue