At 59 years old I have had 25 years plus in the small business environment, I have been successful in building from a start up and also buying a going concern and developing the business to succesful profitable levels. These tips are based on my own journey between the age of 40-50. My aim in choosing this subject will hopefully help any small business to succeed and miss the pit falls of failure.
Why Study The Weakness
- Always look to improve
- Nothing stands still
- Growth depends on focus
- Balance is the key
My philosophy; is that in all areas of life we should never stop learning, absorbing information and studying others who are achieving. This has served me well, I have always improved year on year , my business activities, my family life, my attitude and my spirituality. I have found that improvement has always led to happiness, fulfilment and self satisfaction. However, I always maintain every part of what we do is a journey not a destination. I focus on learning and improvement each and every day. Consistency and persistency I have found is the key.
My experience has led me to believe nothing stands still. It either moves forwards or backwards. As sure as summer follows winter and night follows day. Your enterprise is just the same it is never on a plateau, it is either growing or shrinking. Therefore, I continue studying the weakness in whatever enterprise I am pursuing along with all the other areas of my life.
Growth in all these areas needs focus. I describe my purpose in writing , I then list the strengths and the weakness's. I always address the weakness's first to establish what they are and focus on these areas to improve and grow. I then evaluate my strengths and study to improve them. I always blame ME for all weakness and strength. MY responsibility to correct or improve weakness and strength, I have always come to the conclusion to work on my self by getting habits that are improving my performance in all areas of my life.
Balance in all areas of life should be your goals , by areas I mean your business, career, health, family and spiritual life. Success in life is not just about business. Please don't assume I have managed to practice this philosophy all my life, I started on this path at 21 and have strayed off for a number of years and realised my errors .I have made mistakes and managed to be corrected and put back on the path of learning. At various times, I have been out of balance in some parts of my life, easrly in my career, I was too focused on success in my professional life, I missed the focus on my home, health and spiritual life, OUT OF BALANCE ! I am 59 years old and I still look to learn each day. If you are reading this and are a lot younger than me I hope you will look at your life NOW and address your philosophy it may save you time on your journey.
I am happy and fulfilled person, I have a property business and an online business. I have learnt to serve others ( as I hope I am doing now ) respect others for what they are trying to achieve no matter how big or small their ambition. I work on my attitude each day and look to help anyone I can on a daily basis.
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