Business Success – Lessons Everywhere

There really are business lessons everywhere when you start to look for them. I recently wrote in a magazine about succeeding in business being like an Olympic athlete’s journey.

And then there’s the Voice.

I am not a big TV watcher but have become slightly addicted to The Voice. I do like to see people following and achieving their dreams and that is part of the appeal for me. I have done some singing in the past and let that go to focus on other things so it is a show that resonates with me.

However, I have also been looking at the show with different eyes and have seen some lessons for business.

One thing that I have seen and taken not of is that the coaches see things that the artists don’t see.

  • They choose songs for them that push them from their comfort zone yet really cause them to step up.
  • They see the talent even more than some of the artists do.
  • They see the characteristics and the abilities that the artist has when they don’t even see that themselves.
  • During rehearsals they offer a few tweaks to the artists that when they put them together makes all the difference.

One of the artists on the Australian version said “The Voice is changing me and I have to let it.”

In business, we need someone (often our coach) to see things differently as well.

  • Someone outside of your business can see the marketing strategy that will work even better for you than the one you are already working on.
  • Often other people believe in us more than we believe in ourselves – finding the person to tell you they believe in you can be the difference between success and failure.
  • Sometimes in your business you are so close to success and haven’t quite hit it yet. There are sometimes a few tweaks that you can make that will make a massive difference when applied together.

No matter how successful you already are in business, your success and growth will be maximised by having the right people around you. People that can help you to see things from a different perspective; offer you honest opinions and help you to make the slight tweaks that make all the difference.

Who do you have on your team?

Written by Ruth Thirtle

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