A while back I created a caption for this image saying: “just because I am on my knees does not mean I am down and out. It simply means I am getting ready to fly.” I recently had to deal with two members of my team leaving the nest. A necessary and natural part of the business journey, but a painful and disruptive one at that. Though I am no stranger to the devastating effects of losing an employee in whom you have invested. I have discovered that I am a very slow learner at times. Spending a considerable amount of time training, refining and developing these individuals have proved to be both strenuous yet rewarding to both me and the business. Allow me to break it down somewhat in order for it to make sense. Read more
While I am writing this, I am finding myself within ear-shot of a number of teenagers discussing when they received their first PlayStation Consoles. The butt of the joke currently being the one chap who shares that he received his first PlayStation 2 in 2015. Read more
My earliest taste of business having started at the age of 9 when I started selling “Gaaring” (Nylon String) to kids in my area in order for them to fly there kites. A profitable business, but one that soon closed down when my leading supplier, my mother, realized that she was going through string faster than a newborn in diapers.
My new found confidence led me to form wonderful friendships and meet incredible people, people I would otherwise not have met had I remained the introvert shy to be noticed. However, with the increase in confidence came the freedom to speak to members of the opposite sex. And that became the game changer for me.