When we start a Business or a new Venture, we do so with a fresh set of eyes.
A beginners perspective.
As we work into and on our Business, our perspective shifts and morphs. It evolves. A natural reaction to the different opportunities and challenges that arise. Once our Business becomes everything we envisioned it would be, we adopt a winners perspective. What we've done worked. It created a Business. The dream, the goal is achieved.
Now at this point, we of course, look for different avenues of Growth. Ways to grow our Success.
We do so with the winners perspective. Despite the fact that it wasn't this perspective that created our Success. It was all the versions that came before it.
We do not account for all that has changed, the person we now are, the new level of opportunity that comes with the Success we have created.
So we move forward with the same perspective, the one that created what we have.
It isn't often though, that anyone is brave enough, that we are brave enough to actually challenge our perspective.
How often do you take time to broaden your thinking? Your horizons? How often do you consider alternative possibilities?
Thank you Geoffrey Canada. In this TED Talk, you've taken the words and passion right out of my heart! And not just about Education, about the pathways for our generations to come. About what is available to them, what is in their best and most diverse interests. What nurtures them and our Society at large.
If Education as a Business requires this degree of innovation, how can we not recognise the extended areas of the World that this disengaged learning filters and is propagated through our Society?
How does this low level vibration of Education affect what each of these Children do in their long term Careers? What do their Careers and the Businesses they work for or create look like?
Business as an entity needs this inspired innovation. This level of learning and understanding of what nurtures our Society.
After all this time, it is time to step forward. Time to take accountability. Time to really design a path forward!
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.
What is it that I do at Nine Carat Business Consulting... Curious? Watch this Video that undefines what I do as a Business Specialist, because there is yet to be a definition for my way of creating a flawless Business.
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.