I was thinking this month about ‘getting the job done’ and what it takes to do so. For me a lot of times I like to work under pressure. I like deadlines and I like the challenge. It’s almost like a game to me. A game I get paid for. It’s the old cliché about the college student who doesn’t start writing a paper till the night before it’s due. I was a little like that, but mostly it was because I was a little lazy. I’m getting off track though. My point is, I think it’s important to throw yourself in the deep end sometimes to keep your skills sharp.
I almost titled this article, “The Most Successful Business Doesn’t Mean The Best Business (At Least To Me)” but then I decided to take a little different approach. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my motivations and what exactly motivates me. I usually, to a fault, try to funnel down my own personality so that I know how to deal with myself, business and life (in general) better. Sometimes I think I think too much!
While I was thinking about my motivations in business I started thinking about how I get freaked out when I see a badly run business do well. I’ve seen a lot smarter people fail with their business over much less. I’ve pondered it for a long time. How come people go to all these seminars, take classes or even go to a business coach and fail but some seemly ‘bad business person‘ can be successful.