Reasons to be Cheerful… part 3!

Today, in the heart of the worst economic crisis in 80 years, Tesco posted record profits of ?3b.  Now I’m not a wholehearted fan of Tesco or their methods, but they are a great example of what is possible if you proceed with a sense of possibility and not despair; if you make it happen.  At a more local level, two of my clients have had both achieved record performances.  The first had a the best year ever last year and the other has had a record first quarter this year, hitting sales of 3-4 times those they were achieving when we first started working together.

Every situation presents opportunities, opportunities for someone.. we have to decide if that someone is gong to be us!  If you allow yourself to be imaginative, to be playful, to have fun with silly ideas, you’ll be surprised by what you might uncover.  Then, having spotted something, don’t let the counsel of fear persuade you that it is all pointless, that you’ll fail, what’s the point?

Today is the best possible day to make something happen!

“It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity.”  Frederick Phillips

“Seize the opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind.”   Bulgarian Proverb


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6 Responses to “Reasons to be Cheerful… part 3!”

  1. Graham says:

    Good point Richard. You must always play the game with the expectation of winning and believe in that expectation. If not you lose before you begin

  2. That is right Graham, and the most important element of that is you have “play the game”! Hope truly is everything isn’t it?

  3. Great news Richard and congratulation to these two clients. Its “payback time” for all the efforts they took, great example how taking your responsibilty / attitude can turn the world up side down for the better!

  4. Mehmet Yildiz says:

    Very nice, Richard…and I am echoing Frank’s sentiment “It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity.”

  5. Thank you Cornelius, and “Yes” they are great examples of what you can make happen if you proceed boldly

  6. Thanks Mehmet. I agree absolutely

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