Prime Blog

August 2011

The rules for success

As you’ve probably worked out, I do like words of wisdom.

One that caught my eye recently was a Chinese proverb which goes: ‘The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.’ This can certainly be applied to business. While commercial acumen is of course important, it’s energy, enthusiasm and the will to win that provides the driving force for any idea. These traits are at the heart of the most successful entrepreneurs

Very few things work the first time they are tried. So don’t give up. Just because what you are doing doesn’t seem to be working, it doesn’t mean it won’t work. It just means that it might not work in the way that you’re doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it and you wouldn’t have an opportunity. So get out of your comfort zone...and stay out ,,,,,we're only here once!

Sometimes it’s good to bounce off your ideas or concerns on a third party...even if you just need some reassurance that you are on the right lines. We’re very happy to take that role; we've seen hundreds of businesses and their ideas over the years. And rest assured, you’ll get an open and honest response.

For your business to continue to succeed, you need to be always moving forward. Keep on looking at how you can improve and never stop trying something new. Even small regular improvements eventually result in big advantages (as the saying goes....)

If you’ve got any of your own favourite pithy sayings or wise words that have stood you in good stead, let me know and we can share them with our Prime business community.

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