Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison
Yes sometimes we have to roll our sleeves up and get on with it, not always the easiest thing to do but if you or your business are to succeed then this is what it will take to move it forward.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzky
There is a similar quote from Michael Jordan, this one is straight to the point, if you are not putting yourself or your business into the frame there is no chance of winning that contract, pitching to that corporate client or building that team needed to grow your business. Yes you will miss a few shots but that is all part of the learning curve and development of you and / or your business. So take that shot…
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours. Ray Kroc
This is in essence the difference between a wantrepreneur and an entrepreneur, yes cash is king but what generates the cash is satisfying the customer’s needs, when you do that then you will find a virtuous circle of growth, profit and all that can flow from that.
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. H. Jackson Brown Jr.
We make time for what we want if we are honest, however there has been and always will be 24 hours in the day. Just like our attitude and response towards a situation is up to us as individuals, our use of time and what we chose to do is up to us. If you are struggling with this have a look at Carson Tate’s Work Simply site and book to help get you over that hump. (http://www.carsontate.com/)
A man should never neglect his family for business. Walt Disney
It is so easy to get wrapped up in winning that contract, landing that meeting with the corporate client you have been chasing that those who will give you the greatest support in growing and developing your business will be left behind and forgotten. Don’t let that happen, you don’t get those moments back going to the school play or big match, take that time, it is priceless and won’t be the end of you or your business.