We as entrepreneurs can do more. We are self-reliant. We know changes come from us. Our “can do” attitude makes us winners.
At one time, I hated a job I was at. I came to my senses to find the problem with the job was my attitude going into it. I now listen to multiple daily & weekly podcasts, read business books to increase my knowledge, and a daily devotion to bring added peace to my spiritual life. Every day, I try to do something for professional growth. I try to never have the “There is nothing more I can do” attitude.
We, as entrepreneurs, control our lives and our destiny. We will to do what others feel is the “impossible”.
I was with an organization going through very stressful times. The CEO/president/founder stood up in a company meeting and told of another stressful period for the company. He went to the documentation manager who happened to be working late one night and told him of the problems. The manager looked at him and point blank and said problems and attitudes usually start at the top and flow down to the lower levels. The CEO took it to heart and tried to be the change the organization needed.
What a great lesson the CEO learned, and the company has lead their field since the 80’s due to this attitude that change can be made. In this case, the CEO, as being the leader of the company, made the change in himself and his attitude that flowed throughout the organization to continue as leaders in their market.
Continuing from the previous post of “There is nothing more that we can do.”.
I was doing business with an organization that stated this very statement when they were offering their services. The services were being delivered below our needs. There was an eventual agreement of separation with a return on investment.
What got me is the organization happens to be losing customers and carrying an increasing debt load. I was dealing with the top people of the organization when this statement was made. Because of the defeatist attitude, you can clearly see why the business is going down.
An entrepreneurial spirit and can do attitude is what is needed to lift this organization up. There is something that can be done. We can deliver more. We can turn around our fortunes, but when the top people of the organization feels powerless, the organization will not turn.
“There is nothing more we can do.” What a statement. As an entrepreneur type trying to make a mark in this world, I find this statement the worst.
When I run across this statement in business, I find it usually is: 1) it is not a priority; 2) person making the statement is unwilling to do more; 3) in a sad way, the person actually believes they are incapable of doing more; 4) the organization or environment they work in is that restrictive.
As a business person and entrepreneur, I want to take the challenge of doing more. I believe there is something I can do. If someone does not want to do more, I believe there is money to be made when people feel the task is “impossible”.
And willing doing the impossible is what made this country.