How Businesses Get Started • Spot the Opportunity • Learn to be the expert – even if you had to fake it in the beginning! • Think about the risks and barriers • Prepare to Invest, Sacrifice and Persevere • Identify your competitive edge • Find your own path and draw from your convictions • Leverage off your Networks • Never forget those who took the leap of faith • LEARN TO USE THE VOICE AND THE POINTY FINGER!
We use the Voice and the Pointy Finger in 4 ways: Accessorise for Success - The debit and credit system - Delegate and Assign Accountability
The Voice & the Pointy Finger… Empower Others through Leadership and Direction
The Voice & the Pointy Finger… Know when to listen rather than talk & Pick your Battles The art of Problem Solving - Diagnosis, Prognosis, Solution, Lesson -
The Voice & the Pointy Finger… Grow and be Accountable Ourselves • Adaptability • Learn from others & your mistakes • Don’t judge to quickly • Deliver on your promises • Adjust to the phases of your life Play the cards you are dealt- Change the ones you can, and embrace the ones you can’t -
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So where to now… That Way!!! Onwards and Upwards Stay Positive! And Always : Look to your left!! Never forget the power of the Voice & the Pointy Finger!