Saturday, October 23, 2010
You Are Your Business: Thoughts of an Entrepreneurial R.E.B.E.L. (Volume 16)
Your venture will be a direct reflection of who you are as a person. From the quality of the products and services that you provide, the employees that you hire, subcontractors that you work with, these will all be good indicators of who you are. This is important to remember because often times,many aspiring business owners focus mostly on the exterior factors that contribute to success and don't spend enough time thinking about the internal ones, such as personal character. Your business or anything else that you produce will be an expression of your discipline, morals, wisdom,intelligence, skill, professionalism, strength, passion, attitude, and good will, or lack thereof. So it is important to do the necessary work on yourself in order to ensure that whatever you desire your business to be, you are that first. This doesn't mean that you have to become the Son of God before you start your venture, but it does mean that you need to proactively sow the right seeds in yourself and position yourself in order to be watered at the right time. Some things come only from experience, others come proactive planning, and others by sheer luck. The first two lead to the last and help make your success in business and life more certain.