Wednesday, July 24, 2013


My 3 year old grand-daughter had just opened up a box. No sooner had the puzzle pieces landed on the floor and her little hands go into action. Each piece is quickly repositioned to reveal its image. Raising her hands toward her face, she uses them to tightly cradle her head, eyes now fixed on what is before her. Scanning the array of shapes and colours, she encourages herself towards success with that 'famous mantra' that so many of us have used, "THINK, THINK, THINK, THINK, THINK!" (SMILE)

It’s usually a good idea to THINK about something before attempting to do it.  It's an approach that works well when used prior to engaging in extreme sports such as mountain climbing and BASE jumping, but it also applies to so many other aspects of our lives, including business. 

Here's a great poem that I feel really captures the essence of the potential that our thinking can unleash!

“If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you've lost,
For out in the world we find
Success being with a fellow's will;
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you're outclassed, you are:
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can.”

― Walter D. Wintle

For the entrepreneur, I encourage developing a business plan before launching or expanding a business.  It’s nice to think-through the situations that you might face and consider how you would deal with them, prior to them actually happening.

As for my grand-daughter ... It didn't take long and she had the pieces properly assembled to complete the puzzle that she was working on! Did she do it all by herself? Well ... Grandfathers are there to help - sort of like a good Mentor, right? (Of course she did it!)

Thinking ... and Planning – Plan to THINK about it!  :)

NOW - How about sharing a few of your thoughts about what's involved in the PLANNING and THINKING for your business? We'd love to have your comments!

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