Saturday, September 19, 2009
The Ancient Art of Execution
It's funny how a lot of businesses today have forgotten the importance of just actually "getting the job done". I know it sounds silly, but it is true. Many companies spend more time having meetings, perusing through information, speaking about their vision, and making business cards than they do actually executing a plan. Perhaps that is a key component in why 7 out of 10 start up businesses fail. REMEMBER THIS aspiring business leader, ALL HARD WORK LEADS TO A PROFIT. There is no way around it. If you want to be successful (success that lasts) in your venture, you have to put in the work or at least have the capital to hire someone who will put in the work. Unless you are the latter, you will have to work long hours sometimes, perform menial tasks, and complete what you start. The business landscape is littered with the corpses of great ideas and big visions that lacked execution. So where will your business end up? Only you can make that decision. Sure there are other elements that contribute to the success and failure of a venture, but execution is one of the main chiefs in the circle.