A workshop on awareness, effectiveness, and insight into people and yourself in the conduct of business. Most people are incompetent as entrepreneurs because they are poorly trained and untested. The prime reason most new businesses fail is that people make decisions that are not aligned with their goals, they have no goals, they make no decisions, or they cannot communicate. Of all the skills in which people are most lacking, the primary lack is an understanding of oneself and others.
I take a three-part approach with my clients and in my research: to remediate, enlighten, and enhance. These three perspectives are critical for progress in any project:
- recognize and address flaws
- always expand one’s vision
- strengthen skills that can be brought to bear
For most people and in most projects, one of these areas fails most egregiously, but you cannot fix one without having strength in the others. Growth rests on this tripod so we must be all of these things: our own therapist, mentor, and advocate.
Business is the crucible of experience. That light you see at the end of the tunnel is not daylight, and because most people fail to develop these skills they do not fare well. The primary tools that get you through these situations are your emotional skills, first, and your ability to reason, second. That’s psychology.