BQ Personal Development
I believe personal development and leadership is integral to developing your business. Changing our businesses means having to become leaders, the kind of business owners who commit to developing as people, as managers, as communicators, and as coaches.
But just like I would be sad to live in a world where the only restaurants we can eat at are McDonalds, likewise I’d hate to live in a world where all the funeral parlours were run by 18 yr olds who were trained to ask me: “Do you want roses with that?”
Husband and wife business partnerships can be really satisfying, they can be great vehicles for making money while allowing a couple to grow and develop together. But family businesses come with a unique set of challenges.
How do you keep delivering consistent quality and reliability, day in day out, even when your business doubles and triples?
It’s such a comforting idea, isn’t it? The idea that there is some greater power that’s going to look after you in your time of need… Except it ain’t so
The big question was how I could get the great turnover of a city laundry in Maroubra. The stumbling block appeared to be being located in Maroubra but in fact that became my stepping stone
Accepting that anything could happen, good stuff as well as bad stuff, doesn’t make one a pessimist. Pessimists will imagine the worst. Optimistic realists on the other hand, accept that bad stuff will likely come their way, but they back themselves to be able to manage their way out.
Most business owners dream of having their children join the business and have the thing they created be a vehicle for bringing the family closer and making life more comfortable for the family. So how do we minimise the inherent risks of causing major family dramas when getting The Clan involved in The Business.
I do think the business John is looking at buying is healthy. And yet I told him not to do it.
Right now is the best opportunity you’ll ever have to create the future you’ve been dreaming of and the longer you keep doing what you’re doing, the harder you’ll find it to get moving.