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Challenges: Changing For The Best

Guest Blogger | February 19, 2014

There are practical ideas and insights to survive and thrive in the real world. Most of these ideas and insights are learned by experience or shared by people who have encountered them before. You can read these in books, or you may have similar events which you can relate to this empirical knowledge.

In business, these are normal occurrences, thus you have to move fast to shift to new strategies to avoid any harm. Remember you are not alone; there are people ahead of you and people who want your business. Resiliency is the key. Failure is part of the game. If you fail using your current strategy, it’s time to move on and change your business strategy. Combine street smarts with book smarts, listen to your customers, and market leaders; study, analyze and read your competitors’ advantages. Study how they are able to survive their fall. Avoid their stinger.

This is no different from the jelly fish sting which can hurt. You need to act fast to remove and deactivate any stinger to soothe the damage. As you swim in the ocean or the beach front, try to avoid the jelly fish.

In business-life experiences, there will always be stings and failures but address these as challenges, change for the best, and don’t give up the pursuit of success.

Written By: Francisco Lingad, ANCL Partners BC, Vancouver BC, CYBF Mentor