Living the Entrepreneurial Dream
Today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, is a day in which we should take personal inventory of our strengths, goals, and leadership capabilities. Dr. King’s poise, presences, and clear messages, evoked passion and sparked inspiration to bring about change. Below are our top 3 favorite quotes from Dr. King that we hope pave the way to making your business dreams a reality:
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Measure, assess, and revisit KPI’s to track successes and learn from mistakes.
Find a voice in a whisper.
Look for underserved markets and create your own niche.
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
Having a happy and motivated workforce is worth its weight in gold. Customer service will maintain current relationships, bring about referrals, and build brand loyalty that will withstand price fluctuations. Encourage employee moral by example. If a business owner has a positive attitude and strong work ethic, it is sure to trickle down. And don’t forget to let your staff know they are appreciated and each task they do is appreciated. Put some of those KPIs in place for all levels of staff so each member of your business community is working towards one common goal.