Sunday, September 14, 2014

Doing what you can with what you have

I just got off the phone with a friend of mines talking about another business idea and I think it is important to discuss business opportunities with others’ resources. But, I think it is more important to know what you can do with what you have. I think too many times, we fail in certain areas in our lives in which we are trying to do more with resources we don’t have. Don’t get me wrong; I think it is important to have a vision and make efforts to obtain goals beyond your current situation because that’s one of the reasons why America has thrived. Conversely, I mean using the resources that you have at your disposal to get to the next level. Some of the thought processes that have helped me to get to this level of success are engaging the people around me, using my current skills and trusting in God.

One of the steps to success is engaging those around you to become more knowledgeable and fluent in your business or life. Surrounding yourself with others who are doing the same thing who aren’t even trying to attempt to become more success is counter-productive. Don’t think of this as being better than others, but simply fulfilling your needs to become a better person for those around you. Find out who are the gurus in your in your field and reach out to them. Secondly, take the lessons they are teaching you with a grain of salt, meaning not everything they say is going to be golden, but a lot of it will help you obtain the next level of success. Learn to sift through the fluff.

Also, learn to use the resources that you currently have at your disposal. It will gradually increase over time, but learn to maximize your opportunities and minimize your threats. For example, use the space in your home for office space until you make enough money to pay for an external office. Lastly, trusting in the One Above to know that he has you. Some times in business or life in general, it is hard to determine which next move is the best one. For example, Blockbuster was making a ton of money in the video industry until online streaming came upon the scene. I guess the lesson to be learned is trust God and not your own strength to get you to the next level.

~ Dr. Ronnie O'Brien Rice

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