Advice #1 - Try everything

The Greatest Advice I Ever Got – Part 1 {Try Everything}

#1 -Try Everything

This is one of the greatest lessons I have ever learnt in business. The advice is based on years of speaking to experienced business owners. They have proved invaluable in my business journey.

I was with a highly successful business owner who had a class restaurant, a hairdressing salon and beauty centre. A formidable amount of funds had gone into each business venture and it might seem to some that there might be a loss of focus.

The truth is that after a few years, he started struggling. The restaurant haemorrhaged  money and eventually slowed down to a complete still. Throughout these difficult times, the owner focused on his other businesses with a big smile on his face. The restaurant eventually stopped trading and incidentally I was there when it shut its doors to customers for the last time.

There were smiles everywhere. It looked like he had simply lost a pen or an inconsequential item. I was confused. When I asked him, this is what he told me: “In business you must be willing to try everything. I have lost this one but I have other ones” Nothing he said afterwards was as deep and profound as the first comment he made. I stood in awe of him.

Try everything? Why not? Starting a business is a risky venture in the first place. Once you have started, why not be prepared to take some more calculated risks?

Whether you have a restaurant or hotel and you spot a business opportunity in Oil and Gas, with proper research and asking the right questions you must be prepared to take the risk and jump into the business. Nothing wrong with that.

Even within a single business, trying everything is a characteristic of the MOST SUCCESSFUL business owners. It is important however to mention that DOING EVERYTHING is different from TRYING EVERYTHING. The former will surely cause you burnout and loss of focus.

So, go out there and take a risk.

Kole Obasa

www.thiskoleobasa.com

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16 thoughts on “The Greatest Advice I Ever Got – Part 1 {Try Everything}

    1. Thanks Stevie, I am certain that their is something unique you bring to your travel blog which is different from other travel bloggers, including the competition. Im sure you know that already. Keep that uniqueness and use the weakness spotted of other travel bloggers to expand yours. Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Great advice! I have started my travel consultancy HyperGypsy just 2 weeks back. I have been thinking about it for a long time, but on Jan 1 I decided to put my foot down and try!

  2. That is great advice. It is something so simple but powerful. My parents used that phrase with me a lot growing up about trying different foods. I now use that with my little cousins haha

  3. So simple, but so true. If you never take the risk, you’ll never get the reward. The worst thing that can happen is that you learn what not to do in the future.

  4. To be successful you need to be prepared to take calculated risks and never stop trying. Analyse and learn from the mistakes you will make on your way to achieving your goal otherwise you will go nowhere.

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