Monday Morning Motivation:
Think With Your Head!
And 3 Other Crucial Business
Lessons I Learned This Year
Can you believe it’s nearly the end of the year?! What the heck? Where did THAT year go?
As is the case at the end of every year, I like to take a look back at where I was this time last year and put some things in place for the upcoming one. That means taking stock of my business and professional life.
Related: Life Lessons: ME! In 2013
Change was the operative word this year; hell.. who am I kidding? It’s BEEN the word for the last decade nearly. But this was another year for lots of it. New TV shows, hiring new people, growing my business, bringing on new partners, letting old ones go and so on.
So the other day I was talking to the smartest guy I know, Buff Parham, about some of this when he mentioned to me that I was too nice.
But yes, he was right. In my business, I’m a softie; I really don’t play hardball unless I have to and sometimes people take advantage of that.
Recently, Buff admonished me for a decision that, even I can admit, I never should have made.
“Rene, you know why you did that? You were being completely altruistic. You wanted to be good, to do good, to help. While altruism is a good thing, it needs to be a by-product of a for-profit business, not the main motivator.”
He was right. In this case I had been…
So here they are, the 4 crucial business decisions I learned this year.