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A friend of mine sent an interesting quote which read:
The only perfect sight is hindsight … and that, we haven’t got.
Think of it, if you and I knew the outcome of career choices or of a business decision before it was taken, we could have avoided the pitfalls or we could have made entirely different decisions.
Many moons ago I bought a beautiful red car, but then a year or two later on a rainy winter’s morning, I was involved in an accident. After the repairs and a ... continue reading
How do you explain the route to a certain destination if you yourself have never been there?
A man who once struggled to direct a traveller to a certain destination concluded with,
Sir, if you want to go to that place, you should not start from here.
But life does not work that way; we need to start where we are. Do you live with direction? Do you know where you are heading with your life, career or business? You know where you are, but how will you determine the ... continue reading
Steven Covey in his book First Things First asks this sobering question:
How many people on their deathbed wish they’d spent more time at the office?
I think nobody will ever feel that way unless perhaps, you were a Mr Young who put the following inscription on his wife’s tombstone in 1771; “Beneath this stone, a lump of clay, Lies Arabella Young, Who on the 21st of May, began to hold her tongue.”
Later in life many people regret that they spent too little time with their families, especially when ... continue reading
During my childhood, Christmas, Easter and a few other days were important days to be commemorated each year. St Valentine’s Day went by almost unnoticed. Nobody I can remember ever really celebrated Cupid’s Day.
Nowadays it seems like Valentine’s Day rose to the stature of a mini festive season. Now from a business point of view I can understand that it makes good sense. For many businesses February is one of the quietest months of the year and Valentine’s Day may add a very welcome cash flow injection in a ... continue reading