Monday, January 17, 2011

Are You Waiting For Your Business To "Take Off" ???

Allow me to give you a few words that will hopefully help...


(C) Iain Warde I mean (if you are still reading and haven't figured it out) is YOU are the PILOT of YOUR business. And your business will never "take off" until you are in the cockpit at the controls.

Now I'm not a pilot, although I always wanted to be one. But I am a business owner and I've seen the movie Top Gun more times than I care to admit.

And believe it or not there are some great lessons about being in business that can be learned from that movie. For the sake of brevity, I am going to break these up into several posts.

Lesson 1: Realize you are the best of the best.

You may not feel like it some days, but if you had the guts to step out on your own and start a business (especially in today's economy) you have separated yourself from the general population. Most people are not willing to take that risk. Most people have a "settle for" mentality that prevents them from achieving what the really want out of life.

Remind yourself why you started your business. Was it an idea for something you believed in or had a passion for? Was is a path you could use to achieve your personal and financial goals? Was it a way to create a legacy for your children and your children's children?

Whatever the reason was, keep that in front of you and use that to motivate you and move you forward.

If you are currently thinking about starting a business, know that it can be one of the most difficult things you can do, but it can also be one of the most rewarding.

And even if nobody else is... I'm pulling for you.

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