There are impossibly large number of factors that will affect a business, here are just a few of our favourite quotes to remind you the factors that are within your control.
We have all been in need of this at some point in our lives and will continue needing it to push us forward to take the first step when fear of failure/change paralyses us.
"Whenever you see as successful business, someone once made a courageous decision"
- Peter Drucker
"Making a big life change is pretty scary. But you know what's even scarier? Regret."
- Zig Ziglas
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."
- Walt Disney
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started"
- Mark Twain
"The future depends on what you do today."
When we do start, we do have to make sure to step back, and consider our vision. Without one, we will inevitably go astray and lose sight of our values.
"If you are working something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you"
- Steve Jobs
"The responsibility of the most senior person in an organisation is to look beyond the organisation. CVO – the keeper of the vision"
- Simon Sinek
Expect the unexpected:
A perfectly smooth journey is unheard of; however, we can be flexible, ready and innovative with what bumps we can avoid.
"A scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens"
- Robert Baden-Powell
"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way"
- Edward de Bono
...And sometimes a problem, where it was once believed to be just a bump, turns out to be a hill. It’s in these moments where perseverance is needed most to survive.
"Believe me every problem has a solution. Some just take longer to figure out"
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent"
"The more I practise the luckier I get"
- Arnold Palmer
Importance of feedback
There will almost always be an underlying issue to everything you do. Having an environment that promotes the uprooting of these issues is key to continued development.
"Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships"
- Stephen R. Corvey
"We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve."
- Bill Gates
Skill of delegation
A good team only starts to excel when the tasks are assigned to the right people. This requires detailed knowledge of your teams strengths and the difficulties of the task
"if you really want to grow as an entrepreneur you've got to learn to delegate."
- Richard Branson
We hope that these quotes are able to inspire you, the way it did with NRG.