When I was little, I remember having an innate sense of wanting to change the World. Back then I thought that meant becoming the Prime Minister of Australia. But with no growing disposition or passion for Politics, the Prime Minister's position was safe, laughs.
Instead, a childhood, an adolescence and an adulthood later, I Founded Nine Carat Business Consulting. And through the infant stages of this Business, I again reignited that childhood passion, to leave the World a better place than I found it.
It has amazed even me, the way in which the intention behind this Company has evolved and taken shape over its lifetime.
I always had a notion of what I was working towards, but no tangible, all encompassing concept that belied the endeavours I know are in its future.
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In this day and age we have set the precedent to search outside of our Business, to find someone to Invest in us. We thrive on the ideal, that if we just find that Investor, a source of money, expertise or experience, that our Business will somehow be successful. But is this really the way? And at what cost are we willing to relinquish what we have created to find this success?
Does the current mentality that one person simply cannot do it all, encourage us to sell out? To not back ourselves, our Teams, our ingenuity to find the resources or the avenues in which to excel without handing over our Business?
The New Webster's Dictionary defines [busi*ness] n. ones regular employment, profession, occupation | ones personal affair, concern, duty | something requiring attention | active selling, transactions | a commercial firm or enterprise.
Ultimately, isn't Business far more complicated than this? Don't we have a much higher regard for the required investment into whichever Business we chose to be involved in?
We hinge our livelihoods on our Employment or our Company and we uphold a great deal of our Self Worth on our achievements, credentials and successes through Businesses and Careers.
We as People are driven to begin, create or build Businesses to express or share our inspiration or ingenuity. Just as it is People, that choose to work within specific Businesses. It is People that form the Teams who are inspired to drive the Business and People who are the Market that interact with the Business that aligns with their needs as a Consumer.
There in making Business a far more personal endeavour than just the mere turnover of transactions, numbers and Market definitions. Because in reality the core of Business is always People, it is an Economic and Marketable way in which we the People, can trade our loves, passions, skills, interests or continue generations of family investment and history.