Credentials Don’t Count…
Back at the early 1900’s there was a man named Dr. Samuel P. Langley who was the country’s leading expert on aerodynamics and even got a $50,000 government grant to try to come up with successful airplane. He failed after decades of work. But two, uneducated, unknown, and unfunded bicycle mechanics, Orville and Wilbur Wright did it instead.
Lawyers Are Like Your Mother…
They keep telling you about possibilities but not the probabilities. Your mom
says: “Don’t run with a pencil in your hand, you’ll poke your eye out.” “You
better eat all your vegetables because there are millions of people in India
Failure Makes You Fight Harder…
If you choose something you really want to do, failure can be a wonderful
motivator. When you fall down, the little voice inside will say “Get up, get up.
You can’t let them keep you down. You can show them. You’re good enough to do
it. Keep trying.”
Politicians all have people on their staff to help you find out where in the
government you can go to get money or help. Because if they help you get what
you want, they know you will vote for them forever no matter what they do. You
don’t even have to know who your elected official is. You can go to
www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/ to find out. And don’t
forget to contact your state and local elected officials at
Don’t Complain About the World….
Change your little portion of the world the way you dream the world should
be. If you hate the way businesses are run., then start your own and run it the
way you believe a business SHOULD be run. It you hate the way politicians lie
all the time, run for a local office yourself, like the school board or dog
catcher and start telling the truth. You may not be able to change the entire
world the way you want it before you die, but you do have the power to change
your little portion of it. And you cannot gain the right to criticize unless you
walk the walk along with talking the talk.
“Even If You Are On The Right Track You’ll Get Run Over If You Just Sit There…”
I found out from Tom Friedman in the New York Times that Will Rogers said
this a long time ago.
Business Plans Are Lies…
How can anyone forecast what the world will be like 6 months from now or 3 years from now? Most of us don’t know what we will be doing next Thursday. So how is anyone going to be able to predict what a business will look like 2 or 3 years from now? So when someone asks you for a business plan in order for your to apply for money, just give them what they want and don’t worry about how accurate it is. The best experts in the world don’t know the future so why should you? If you need help with your business plan contact your local Small Business Development Center. The help is free or close to it. To find a center near you go to http://www.asbdc-us.org/