#Work Smarter Than You Work Harder, Business (Moral Lessons)

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#Work Smarter Than You Work Harder, Business (Moral Lessons)

#Work Smarter Than You Work Harder, Business (Moral Lessons)

#Work Smarter Than You Work Harder, Business (Moral Lessons)

Every entrepreneur has a dream, sometimes most of us believe our dreams and goals could only be achieve working hard day to night, but some believe you have to work smart and a bit harder to attain a productive business. But to whatever believe you have in mind about who an entrepreneur is, it all comes down to having a better management structure to have an effective result.

Once upon a time, a wealthy Christian Business man in Africa visited an elderly gentleman who ran one of the most successful supermarkets in his home town. He was a legend of his time, and everyone knew him to be “very rich.”

Knowing that he was keen to learn about business, he invited him to his office to watch him at work; this was a rare privilege most of us won’t want to turn down. So, being a wise man, he took it with both hands. He allowed him to ask questions which he answered slowly and carefully.

He still remember some of the things seriously emphasized was: “You must work very hard.” This was almost every third sentence. The rich business man said, he started his day at 4 in the morning: “I’m here to open the shop every day, seven days a week.”

“What time do you leave?”
“11 pm, after I have counted the money and done my reconciliations. I do it myself. I don’t trust anyone.”

“What about holidays?” the wealthy Christian business man asked. “I don’t do holidays. That is for employed people,” he said with an emphatic wave of his hand.

He listened, then He asked: “Why have you never expanded?”
“You can only be in one place at a time,” he answered with finality.
“I tried it once and they stole from me.”

The wealthy business man said to him: “You know there is a man I have been reading about from America. He has thousands of stores like yours, and he is one of the richest men in the world. He has so many stores, that he cannot visit all of them. And he also goes on holiday.”

“Does he have a lot of children to help him?”
“Actually, no. He works with total strangers.”
Finally, he sighed and said to him:

“I wish I had gone to school and learnt these modern management techniques that you talk about. We have to learn these things otherwise we will just end up running small things. I never went to school, but I yearn to learn these things, only now I’m too old and set in my ways.”

The wealthy business man was deeply saddened because he realized that with his entrepreneurial zeal, armed with the modern tools of management and the right exposure, he could easily have built a pan-African business. When the old man died, his sons took over the business and ran it to the ground in no time. All gone.

There are a lot of people like him. They work very hard, and many long hours. No one taught them that there are many modern management tools that can make them more productive and profitable. They can also have a better-quality life. You still have to work hard, but not that hard. Just be smart and learn the tools of modern management. When the old man died, his sons took over the business and ran it to the ground in no time. All gone.

Also read: How To Turn A Small Business Into A Big Business

MORAL LESSONS:

1. “You still have to work hard, but not that hard. Just be smart, and learn the tools of modern management’ Strive Masiyiwa

2. The ultimate nightmare of any entrepreneur is to avoid a failed business. So, don’t let your fear be your drive. Passion is what sustain any business. The passion relies on solving problems both internal and external ones. The internal problem solved are management problems that enables you to have a good business, and become a leader and a teacher. The external ones solve build your investment brand.

3. learn to trust others! Trusting others means putting them in a position to deliver their all. Trust means business, for without it, you may likely never succeed in business. If you cannot trust others to handle your business you could have a tough time building a management structure in business to handle a larger number of individuals. To take your business beyond the sole proprietor kind of business it begins by building trust.

4. “I wish I had gone to school and learnt these modern management techniques that you talk about, said the old man. The moral here is, “do not wish hoping better things will happen if you are not educated to expand your business as an entrepreneur. Business growth are deliberately build simply by seeking to know how, this is knowing what you need as a leader to move forward. The ability to become educated means standing at the gap to lead by example with knowledge and skills.”

5. When the old man died, his sons took over the business and ran it to the ground in no time. All gone. The moral here is, “wealth creation is not the inheritance of properties. Wealth creation is acquiring the discipline to sustain the wealth inherited. To preserved and, improve what is under your control.

More detail:
The Christian wealthy business man from the story above is Strive Masiyiwa.
#Work Smarter Than You Work Harder, Business (Moral Lessons)

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