- When asked, “How are you?” Simply say, “UNBELIEVABLE!!” That covers ALL categories and stays positive!
- NEVER expect it to get easy. One will adjust and adapt, but the same problems exist in all businesses. “People” make things harder and there will never be a day when people stop acting like people. Most businesses require people involvement.
- Make a choice when STARTING a business . . . or friendship/relationship for that matter. “Do I want to surround myself with victims or survivors?” Victims want to talk about and focus on how life has dealt bad cards and knocked them down. He/she will make EVERYTHING someone else’s fault (probably yours if you are the owner) and laziness usually comes with it too; not good work ethic qualities. Get ready for the undisciplined and unmotivated person to explain how he has “way too much to do” or “does not have enough to do.” If someone says, “I am bored,” they are actually saying, “I am BORING.” If one cannot think of anything to do to occupy his own mind, no need to waste time helping him. You are already occupying one mind . . . your own.
I now have a deep respect for those in leadership and see them in a new light. The fishbowl they swim in is not always fun. I still “swim,” but it is in the ocean where very few can view my swimming techniques or where I swim!