There are days that I am not sure if I want tomorrow to come. We have had to make a lot of thought phone calls to lenders, private investors, business partners… you name it. Over the past few years we got a lot of balls in the air. Folks warned me that we had many things working I honestly was not listening because I thought I would out work the work. I am here to tell you that it does not work that way.
There is only 24 hours in a day and “all work and no play makes Johnny a dull Boy”. that was something that my dad always used to tell me when I was growing up. Then he would have me do more chores….. grew up on a farm upstate
The great lesson I have learned in my past business excess is to see the train wreck early and if possible, make adjustments quickly if you can. Then do what you can to get real honest with all who will have any type of impact in the train wreck. Second avoid the chain wreck…don’t do more than your gut is telling you, get an accountability partner or better yet a Mastermind Group so you don’t make business decisions I a vacuum.
As tough as it is give bad news out to those effected early and often. One of the Maui Mastermind advisors www.mauimastermind.com who has had many a great, high risk deals and has had many go south told me several weeks ago, “With great reward comes great risk AND with great risk can come great loss”. When you hear it like that…..Wow…!
Anyone who goes into a “life transaction”, we all do, should and needs to ask “what if this does not turn out as I had planned”? I tell my kids all the time “you are free to do as you please but there will be consequences good or bad for each choice”. So think wisely about your choice…
In business and in life this holds true. The more you do the greater chance that something will turn out really well but be aware that not all goes as planned. The question you will have to ask yourself when you come to that place is, now what? How will I maneuver through this mine field with Honesty and Integrity? The only thing you NEVER get back is your reputation!!!
Failure is certain in life how will you recover and get to the next day?
Keep coming back it works if you work life……