In business, much like in life, hard decisions have to be made possibly everyday. How you deal with the issues that may arise from those decisions made is what can really drive how successful or not you are. Sometimes in business you don’t know it all or can’t do it alone. Great, that’s normal, you are not expected to know it all. That is when you build a winning team around you. It is important that you have a basic understanding of every aspect of your business allowing you to identify if something is not going in the direction that it should or you intended. Be apart of decisions even the mundane and everyday choices that could have a greater effect on the business in the long run.
Being a leader, you have to live and breathe your vision and be passionate enough to share that vision with the people around you, such as investors, employees and even taking it further by extending it to the customer so that they can buy-in to it all. The customer should understand what your company is about and why your company does what it does. People like to invest in a brand, to be a part of a family- going back to the Apple brand effect. Business life and your personal everyday life are not so far apart from each other that you can’t take the experiences from each aspect of your life and apply it to the other so an informed decision can hopefully be made.
Today is election day, I hope you’ve researched the facts for yourself. Some TV shows or websites are bias, so you may get a one-sided view, which is never the full story. Running your own business you have to be educated, objective and realistic to be able to make the best decisions for your company. It is your right to vote, be responsible and do your homework. One person can try to change the world, but if there are more people behind him or her a mightier impact can be made. In looking at what has been accomplished against what has not been, you should look into the reasons why and what could be done to see that change. Hold your representatives responsible for not working together for a better today and tomorrow.
Realizing the true agendas of those in office is not an easy fête. What are their motives? Is it for the good of the American people and extending that out to the entire world or solely for a certain type of American? Could it be about doing all that is possible to secure a win in the 2012 elections just to save face? Who knows for sure, all we have is the news- so work diligently to find facts and not fabricated fiction.
“Nothing is Impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m Possible’!” -Audrey Hepburn
No one can be successful in a chorus if the goals are not the same- a great performance, your idea of a great performance may very well be different from my own, though it can be a struggle if there is a tug of war on how the goal is accomplished. If some employees are going the ABC route and others are taking the XYZ path, the action plans put in place to succeed may be counterproductive and in most cases there is no progress or it may be limited. I charge you with the challenge of using the “let’s be great together” thought to lead you in making decisions after you have researched all of your options, both in life and business. After all, we only live once, so why not live your best life- be positive, passionate and patient.
“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt