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You get what you focus on

Managing start up business

You get what you focus on

Managing start up business is more than just buying at one price and selling at another.  The mind conceives all thought, all concepts, and initiates all action.  At Gary Weigh & Associates, we pay a lot of attention to your mindset.  These principles of business mind are drawn from the powerful art of Aikido.

Do you ever wonder why goal achievement, good fortune or indeed money never seems to come your way?  It may be that you have to change your mindset and your point of focus. 

When you think about what you want in life and in business, is your focus on positive aspects of your wants, or on the problems that their lack is causing? 

This law of the universe always holds true.  The more you focus on the lack and the problems the lack is causing, the more you will succeed in being without.

In the art of Aikido, we never narrow our focus to the point of attack (i.e. the apparent problem).  There is an old martial arts saying, “Don’t look, just see!”  In other words, relax your tunnel vision and take in the wider perspective.    

Your focus must always be on the solution.  To focus on the solution possibilities will always bring you closer to finding an acceptable solution.  Whereas focusing on the problem will only ever exacerbate the problem.  It only serves to draw the negative energy closer to you.

 Managing a start up business is only one aspect of life in business.  If you would like to read more about Aikido in everyday life, check out my blog at http://aikido-secrets-to-calm-success.com

How badly do you need a lease?

Managing start up business Australia

A young couple who I have known for a long time was managing a start up business in Australia, specialising in the personal services industry.  They came to me recently and asked me for my thoughts on renting a sub-tenancy that was available in a near city Brisbane suburb.

Their desire, like that of many other entrepreneurs, is to have a place they can call home; a base to travel to and work from; a fixed address for their marketing.

The upside is that it is on a very busy road, which means that with effort, their offering could be visible and attract some walk in customers.

The downside is that the area does not contain the right demographic for the services offered.  This match is vitally important to attract local customers.

If attracting local customers is not the prime aim of moving into this property, then what is the real purpose?  When I asked that question they said that they hoped to pick up referrals from the primary tenant who operated a complementary business.

Experience has taught me that if I asked the same question of the primary tenant, it is likely that the answer would have been the exact opposite.  That is, he is advertising for a complementary sub-tenant in the hope of attracting referrals from them.  

Mmmm…. the problem is not solved; it has doubled.  As is so often the case, no discussion on this point has taken place and the transaction would have proceeded on hope only.

Making a major financial commitment to a lease or sub-lease just to have a fixed address to put on cards and brochures is a very risky strategy, particularly if the money is borrowed. 

Doing it in the hope of attracting walk-in customers and referrals from a co-tenant doesn’t reduce the risk at all.

When managing start up business in Australia, it is a much safer strategy to let customer demand drive the need for a permanent premises, rather than make a big financial commitment and relying on hope alone to attract them. 

In the case of the young couple, it would be more cost effective when starting up a business to consider other options such as working from a home office, renting rooms by the hour or day as required, and offering a mobile service.

Check my other blog site http://www.aikido-secrets-to-calm-success.com and learn how the (not so secret) secrets of Aikido can be applied to whatever is important in your life.

If you want to learn and understand the secrets of Aikido for yourself visit http://www.griffithaikido.com.au

Until next time!

Gary

#1 for managing start up business in Australia

Call 0408 756 531 or email gary@garyweigh.com