Building your own business is not easy. That is indisputable. But it doesn’t have to be gruesome task that would drive you insane. Here is my advice on how to build your own business and stay sane.
I’ve been writing this blog for almost two years. Many times I want to write about something but can’t find proper way how to put it in words. There are ideas in my head but I can’t transform them into blog post. Now and then I find that somebody already did it. As if someone would take my ideas and write them down. Write them down so much better as I would ever do. Here’s one example. Enjoy it.
Who Is Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega is founder of Inditex holding which owns these brands: Zara, Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Pull & Bear, Tempe, Stradivarius a Uterqüe. Inditex now runs over 6600 shops and employs 140 thousand people. He is currently second richest person with estimated worth of almost 80 bilion $. Here’s what he has to say about business and life… Continue reading
Learning a new skill doubles your chances to succeed in business and life.
It is very helpful, if skills you learn are in the area or direction which you want to go in your life. Sometimes it may seem, it is not connected or worth it, but later in life it may come very handy.
I have asked one of my employees to go to car registry and do some changes there.
He told me, I’ll be happy to go there and do it, but you know, I have never done it before.
Recently I had to stay at home and take it easy so I ended up on youtube watching many episodes of Shark Tank.
These are main ideas that stayed with me.
On Monday I am flying back to Prague after spending almost 3 months in my beloved Melbourne with my family. People ask me when we start to talk about my company – “who is now running it while you’re here?”
Nobody I say (which is true) – we don’t have any managers in our company.
This week I was re-reading Steve Jobs biography (by Walter Isaacson) and again found lots of inspiration there. Especially his focus on product development and hiring best people is always an inspiration for me. One thing this time really hit my eye – part of his last thoughts on his life and business focused on startups.
Many people ask me things about being entrepreneur and running a company. One of them is being repeated over and over. “I have this business idea. Should I leave my job and start working on this full time?”
My answer is different now, than it was couple years ago.
One would assume that most of my time I am spending telling people what to do.
Actually, most of the time I am telling people what not to do.
With growing business I see two main challenges:
i) maintaining quality
ii) managing complexity
To Do list – as simple as it sounds it is one of greatest productivity tools ever invented. I am lost without my To Do list. If I don’t have it I call it a day and take it easy.
If used correctly it can change your life. Read how: