It was just a simple sentence printed in the book “The Road Ahead” written by Bill Gates, published in November 1995, which caught my attention of him as a strong, focused and cool decision maker…. it´s already some years ago that I was reading it.
TODAYs MESSAGE is: stay close to your decisions! Keep up to your goal at which you are aiming at and deep inside of you (as a believer in yourself) show them off.
This is THE ABSTRACT: View your decisions like upcoming visible buildings you build on your own.
- They stand on solid ground (knowledge).
- They have a source (basement=basics)
- They are made and supported by a strong will (the shape)
- They include an attractive goal (how tall or wide)
What you decide shall build your business. Don´t take your decision aside nor erase it when the first outcome isn´t close to what you expected. As I use to say: when you only reach 10% of the 100%, it is a step towards your goal. You won´t reach the 100% with the first try. But you might reach 20% right away!
Take down complete failure and then rebuild the ground with the next relevant step. To survive you should work on your own village or city or capital.
Make it visible! Become visible!
It´s not the car you drive, it´s not the streets (infrastructure) you move on, that´s for keeping the word out that you have a business! Strong decisions are about where you live within your business structure. You need such structure for your own orientation.
When Bill Gates was working on the special written software program for only 1 computer “x” which was supposed to be offered by an affiliate (a lucrative start!) he had no idea that this biz-structure would come to fall apart suddenly. He had no idea that all he was working and investing on almost killed the idea and dream to start a huge business. But it happened.
He saw the finish-line with the attractive sign above and fell flat.
And there was 1 backdoor he noticed with the last breath and he turned to it. He sat down and re-wrote the software program so it matched ALL available hardwares (computers) which were offered on the market, back then. He thought twice and quick about how to sell his product because this wasn´t the original biz-model and he came to choose the licensing model. He had no idea that this would bring him a huge success. How could he know? All he decided about was to save his self-created product and he needed a business model which would deliver the outcome of possible and multiple sales.
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –