THINKING BIG IN BUSINESS
The phrase, THINKING BIG IN BUSINESS, has suffered a lot of misuse, misinterpretation and misapplication, so a clarification is hereby necessary. To some people, thinking big in business is about starting a business in a big way by pumping in a huge sum of money, having a very large office or factory, and hiring a large number of staff to help with its running. Thinking big is really not limited to those concrete elements and structures; it concerns your perception of the business in relation to your dreams, aspirations and principles. The size of your business is determined to a large extent by the way you think of it. The active engagement of your mental processes while running your business, which produces a picture of the success that you want your business to assume, is what THNKING BIG IN BUSINESS entails.
Recall that it was reiterated in an earlier article that YOU ARE BUSINESS YOURSELF. The physical structures that your business thrives around are all hinged on your mind, and by extension, your person. You therefore need to think highly of yourself as a capable business person. This does not mean being proud or arrogant, or thinking of others as inferior to you. It simply means that you have to be confident, daring and bold. It simply means that you should not consider yourself as unworthy, of your business idea(s) as poor, or of your capacity as inadequate.
The effort to maintain big thoughts in business should not be limited to your person and your venture. Since you do not do business in a vacuum but with other humans, how you think about others matters a lot to the success of your business. To some, it may seem momentarily soothing to always think of ways to take unjust advantage of others. In the long run however, this can have a negative bearing on your business, especially when it becomes an infamous identity marker for you. Bear in mind that you need your clients and customers even more than they need you, and always harbor good intentions for them. When you think good thoughts towards people, greater success is guaranteed in your business.
Your thought towards your employees is also very important. You have to trust your workers to do and instill confidence in them to always do a good job, and you will be amazed at how excellent they will perform. Always remember that in every individual, there is something good to be explored. None of us is perfect, so it is just reasonable to take advantage of the good aspect of everyone, strive to correct the bad aspect(s) and learn to accommodate the aspects that we cannot change. Give first-class treatment to your employees and you will get first-class cooperation from them, all translating into first-class output for your business. It takes a big-thinking person to apply these business principles.
Think first-class about everything around you and you will receive first class results.
We often talk of passion, enthusiasm, perseverance, determination and all the virtues that are needed for success in life and in all its endeavours. However, we need to do more than pay mere lip service to these principles. It is necessary to make deliberate, conscious efforts to engage the mind and all the senses, especially in business, and do so in BIG, BIG, BIG WAYS. Your person, your partners, your staff, your customers/clients are the elements around which your business resolves. They DESERVE BIG THOUGHTS FROM YOU, and when you think big about them, you are positioned for the success that accrues to those who THINK BIG IN BUSINESS.