An Open Letter To Businesses And Aspiring Entrepreneurs… New Year, New Revenue
“New year, new revenue”, what is it going to take to accomplish this statement? I’d say all that you did last year and more, let’s focus on the “more” aspect. What plans have you thought of to increase your revenue? Work harder, work longer hours, increase your marketing budget, hire more people to help you grow your business? Are you an aspiring entrepreneur wanting to start a business? Are you willing to take on the risk and rewards of starting and running your own business? If you said yes great if no this may not be for you.
Are you comfortable where you are right now? If so do you think you will do as well as you want by doing the same thing in the new year? There is truth in the statement “we are creatures of habit” but I will note success comes by inhibiting habit. Habit can often say do the minimum, stay safe, and be happy with the results, defying habit is to do something major that you did not do before, stretch your thinking and horizons. Do you want a bigger audience to become aware of your product/service? Do you want them to buy more from you? Are you willing to do what it takes to help that audience meet their needs?
Though the definition of success will vary from person to person one thing is certain. True success can be defined as mastering the goals/plans you set out to accomplish. Whether or not it is the same plan or a new plan is up to you but I believe you’re in business to grow and the very definition according to Merriam-Webster is: to become better or improved in some way, to become more developed, mature, etc. Set a new goal and work toward accomplishing it, refine it along the way if needed and once you’ve met that goal… success. While you work toward long term success go after short term success as well.
Exercise your faith, in doing so you will have done things you physically couldn’t see before they happened. The bible says faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. What are the potential consequences of faith? Growth, Success, Job Creation, Gaining More Control Of Your Time, Doing The Things You’ve Always Wanted To Do. You don’t only live once but while you’re in this life time make an impact and reinvest in your local community, leave a positive legacy that those following behind you could look at how you lived your life and say “ I want to do what he/she did and more”.
Whether you work for someone or you’re a business owner take this to heart… life is about relationships and cultivating those relationships. Not only with family and friends but people you encounter daily. Can love have a positive impact in business and the work place? Yes.
Here is a blueprint… be patient with people, it pays to be kind to people, don’t envy people, don’t boast to people (stay humble and watch God elevate you more) , don’t be rude to people, don’t be self-seeking, always hope for the best for people, forgive people of their mistakes (they’re not perfect), don’t be easily angered, don’t delight in being evil toward people nor God, honor those who help you reach your success, protect them, trust them
As we leave 2014 behind welcome 2015 with new sense of tenacity, boldness, and consistency
I am my brother and sister’s keeper, Merry Christmas.
P.S. to love your neighbor as yourself is godlike.