Thursday, November 15, 2012

Why some people succeed while others just have great potential for success

Take any task you are doing and you will find loads of people who can tell you how to do it better. That group can generally be broken down to friends and family who care for you, colleagues, partners and associates who want you to succeed, and the other group that both stands alone and crosses the previous two, namely those who are in the same space as you and deep down consider themselves at least your equal if not better.

Now reverse the roles, when was the last time you saw someone in your business space doing something and you thought ‘there is no way they can succeed doing it that way!’ or ‘if they took my advice and did it the way I would do it they would be far more successful!’?

The differences should be clear for two people in the same commercial space.

Those who do something will always achieve more than those who stand on the sidelines and think about how they could do it better.

Those who do something and enlist the (commercial) support of others to help them do it better will always be more successful than those who help them do it better.

Those who believe they can do it better can achieve more if they are prepared to do it!

Doing something is always better than doing nothing or as Carl Taylor, founder of the Business Builders Academy puts it “option one is better than option none”. For me Carl Taylor is one of Australia’s leading and most inspiring young entrepreneurs.

A few final thoughts, if you think that you can do better, when you look closer you may find that you are indeed the other persons equal in all ways professionally, however clearly the other person who is doing something has some different personality traits to you. Is there something that you can learn from them? How would having a collaborative attitude to what you know help advance your cause?

Reach out, talk, and find the place where you can both benefit. That place is out there. Collaboration is the key, and from experience something tells me that the person who is doing something will be very open to collaborating.

About Paul J. Lange:
Paul J. Lange is a business mentor and business performance coach who helps small to medium enterprise and entrepreneurs to apply big business, enterprise disciplines and solutions to gain a competitive advantage and increase profits. 

Paul's 'Business DIET'© system has helped countless entrepreneurs and business owners around the world to launch start-ups, expand existing operations, and greatly improve bottom lines.

Paul is also one of Australia’s most connected management consultants, and leading business strategists, with a passion for helping corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners who are committed to achieving outstanding results.

Paul’s support will help you to develop strategic direction, implement it, execute and make more money. He will have you starting to work on your business, instead of in your business, right from day one; and if you have already started down this path, he will help you to complete the transition to business owner from business manager.