Reinvent, Innovate or Die!
Be warned folks, reinventing your business is NOT an option … a change in our economy demands a change in your thinking so your business remains relevant to your customers.
The good news is, change doesn’t have to be painful … and it doesn’t require a major overhaul of your business either. If you’re broad minded, have a desire to increase your profits and you are open to new ideas … then you’ll want to read each word carefully … yes reinvention is that important.
First up you need to look at the people you hang with if you are to be a positive influence to your business and inspirational then you know that you have the hang out with people who are inspiring and a positive influence to you.
Don’t hang out with negative people! You know who I mean.
The sort of person that when you ask them “How are you?”
… you suddenly cringe and realise what you’ve just done “Oh my God, why did I ask them that?” … and you remember the last time you asked them…
Some people are naturally negative, some people like to complain, most of these people blame somebody or something else for their predicament. And are absolutely averse to change!
I am not making a judgement on these people, each to their own. If they are happy with their lot that’s fine but they will drag you down or worse still fight the changes you are making the whole way.
I read somewhere recently that you need to ask yourself the following questions to assess your ability to change …
What are the last three books you’ve read?
Who are the three people you hang out with the most?
Are these congruent with where you want to be or where you are going?
There is an old Proverb that says “If you hang out with dorks you will become a dork”
Well, it wasn’t those words exactly but that’s the guts of the message.
Get around positive people, get around people that are going places or who are well on the way.
A further point to consider – it is also commendable behaviour to help people on the same journey. Be there for people to try and encourage them, to help them on their way. Another old proverb speaks of the “reap and sow” principle at work and invariably if you open doors for others then doors will be opened for you.
I have seen this first hand.
However, there has to be a balance in this and you need to guard yourself against giving out too much and going under yourself.
All the best,
Committed to Elevating the Financial Wealth and Wellbeing of Society
Through Entrepreneurial Excellence and Guilty of Conspiracy to Create Capitalism