9 Ways to succeed in business Part three – It’s all luck

It’s all luck?

Nonsense some of you may cry.  ‘I have a business plan, mission statement, strategic vision, KPI’s and more management jargon than I can shake a stick at’.  It can’t be luck.

Well sorry to be the bearer of controversial news but it is.

You have brought together a disparate group of circumstances, people and ideas, mixed them up with wants and needs, cooked them in an oven of prevailing economic conditions, government policies and European legislation and pulled together something that looks like a business.

And you still think that was all planned and under your control?

But please don’t descend into an abyss of despair……all is not lost.

The key to success is to focus on the elements you can control and develop resilience to those elements you cannot.

You can control some of the most powerful positive forces in business;

  • Drive
  • Desire
  • Passion
  • Commitment

And develop resilience to some of the most negative ones;

  • Apathy
  • Lack of ambition
  • Accepting the status quo
  • Not caring

If you would like to know more about how to control your own luck, start by contacting me on 01302 752700 or by email at jon.lister@enterpriseaccountancy.co.uk