Tall Telling and Business Selling
I’d say it was about three years ago when I first heard of the Brene Brown self help books. It would prove to be a pivotal point in my mindset about both myself and the business I started in 2018.
In reading Brene Brown’s, “Braving The Wilderness” and “Gifts Of Imperfections” you became aware of negative self talk, and the destructive traits we can acquire. But, Brene also mentioned authors and some more than once. One such author was Jim Collins a graduate of Stanford University and an educator.
Jim Collins and Brene Brown are both influential authors of today, and are fascinating as well as informative. It was at this thought that my learning journey began. The lesson to my mind is the taking of a deep breath and braving the unknown in all aspects of life and on to creating that foundational mission statement of core values and beliefs.
In reading that all things have a beginning or a starting point. Other mentions include are that many great leaders created many great enduring companies. And these different leaders vary in their approach and personality. And that no one size is the only type to be a great leader. Some are flamboyant, while others are more pragmatic in their approaches.
As the words, “core values” and “beliefs” come to mind, they are as dynamic as they are fruitful for any business venture. Think of the word “consistency” and “getting the right people on the bus” as well as “the right people in the right seats on the bus. It takes determination to build and manage a company.
Another book in my learning journey is, “Good To Great” by: Jim Collins. This book takes you through a company of small to mid-size and its journey to becoming an enduring company. Some of the companies studied in these books are greats such as; HP, Merck, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson and many more. And they survived over the years because of their ability to adapt and change as the world evolves around them.
“Adapt and Change” cement that into your business vocabulary. It’s a large reason enduring companies have survived. There is a great deal of info in these books, but, if you are serious about changing your life and strengthening the foundation of your business venture then authors like Brene Brown and Jim Collins is where you should focus. As great mentors of their time they offer an inspirational and fact based account of how people and companies started, survived and are here today.
In conclusion, it is safe to say that where I was before my learning journey, and, where I am today has changed my views about the world around me in both everyday life and in business.
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By: Rene Riel