Rick Meekins is the Managing Partner at Aepiphanni, a Business Consultancy, an Atlanta, GA based small business consultancy that provides Management Consulting, Implementation and Managed Services to business leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to improve or expand operations.
Lower Your Standards! | Extraordinary Business
Aim low and you’ll never be disappointed. It was interesting – I was listening to a parenting professional on the radio this morning, who was saying something to the effect of not putting so much emphasis on re-enforcing the standards that our parents place on us, and going with whatever feels good. While it may not have been her intention, I what I took from this was that, as parents, we shouldn’t push our children to be the best that they can be, we shouldn’t teach them our standards, that have probably been passed down several generations and the children will turn out to be just fine – balanced, happy, hard-working citizens that stand for truth, justice and the American way. Contrast that to the Super Bowl, which played last night. Somehow, I don’t think that anyone on that field would have been there had they not gotten the support and push from parents and/or other adults to be the best. It is rare that a child grows up with the focus and dedication required to become the best ingrained into them. In business, running and growing an extraordinary business requires the same level of dedication and discipline that it takes to become an All-Star Super Bowl player; it is day in and day out focused work. It is the same dedication and focus on the solid principles that makes any business – your business an extraordinary business:
- A drive to be industry leaders
- Game-changing position, products and services
- A positive impact on the communities they serve
- Implementation of profitable business practices
- A lasting legacy