BUSINESS ACUMEN!

12 Aug

You can’t operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
Steve Ross

Every day without fail at about 7am -I look for inspiration, that’s right…. I actually LOOK for it, most of us seem to believe we shall stumble upon it or if it’s meant to come; it will- I don’t want to leave my inspiration to chance when I know how important it is to keep myself motivated… – It could be a quote, a few quiet minutes looking at the sky – if i could take a walk i would!

Today I found Mr. Ross very encouraging, So who is Mr. Ross?? Wikipedia says ‘He became the CEO, president and chairman of Warner Communications in 1972. Under Mr. Ross’ leadership, Warner Communications grew from a troubled movie studio into a huge entertainment business.
Steven Ross can be considered a man ahead of his time. Ross moved before many of his competitors to bet heavily on the worldwide potential of cable television, records, videos and other experiments. Some of his ideas were successful and others failed but he definitely influenced the development of media and entertainment with his ideas. “If you’re not a risk-taker,” he once said, “you should get the hell out of business’

of course we’ve all heard the line or something similar, business is not for the faint hearted, if you can’t stand the heat etc… but as I go along I realize some staples.
1- Business when your passionate about it can be very lonely
2- If your in it just to make money it’s doubly hard – so engage in things you are passionate about – it makes living in a house not up to your dreams and going from driving German to Japanese bearable!?
3 – Do it if you Know that even if it flops miserably you would still do it again in a heartbeat!
4 – Even if there were EASIER, FASTER ways to make money you would still choose the business venture you chose
5- It’s not about how educated, savvy, street-smart or connected you are – sure, these things help… but ULTIMATELY it’s down to how resilient you are – really it’s a question of how long can you ‘hang’ in there- and here I was thinking the battle belonged to the smart and the strong! Don’t be fooled 🙂
xoxo
Sean

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3 Responses to “BUSINESS ACUMEN!”

  1. Nancie August 12, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    i love this post! I have been meaning to make a couple of changes but i keep holding back because I fear I will fail but uuuh I’ll just do it! Am with you on that looking for inspiration!xx

  2. Payira November 12, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Sean I checked that and liked every piece.
    In Business if your thinking,think hard and after thinking harder start doing it with the little that your hands has accumulated..Most people have Ideas and the start up capital but starting has never been easy because of the Imagined Challenges.The longer you take to start,the longer the business will also think you’re serious about it hence closing before starting………..

    • Seanice November 17, 2011 at 11:16 am #

      this is so true payira!! could not have said it better!

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