Best Business Advice?

0721-business-insider-logo_full_600I am always looking for inspiration and guidance from those who have traveled down similar paths before me. It is such a great way to learn, keep motivated and stay the course. Whereas being an Entrepreneur used to be a four letter word, these days it seems that everyone wants to get in on that game.

 There is this great allure to creating an idea, filling a void and then building the next great answer to a problem or need.  The problem is that the road is awfully bumpy and challenging and definitely not meant for the faint of heart.

I spend my days working with my clients to better understand their real business objectives and then I help them implement make sense strategies to get where they want to go online. As a business owner myself I am also constantly challenging myself to make my business stronger each and every day. If I drive that ship then my clients will be the beneficiaries and we will all win.

I was reading this piece in Business Insider that highlighted 42 very successful people in various fields of business. They were  asked “what the best advice they ever received was.” I think for me it was advice from My Father:

“Things are never as bad as they seem and are also never as good as they seem. You cannot get distracted by highs and lows, and you need to work hard with drive, integrity and compassion during the “middles” if you want to be successful.”

The road to success is often a windy one and if you get distracted by the bright and dark days you are bound to get off track. Dont let that happen!  I have seen this image around the web a lot over the past year or so and it is right on the money.