Monday, April 4, 2016

Good Captains Can Make Bad Owners

Monday, April 4, 2016 10:43 AM
Am I Crazy?!

That depends. Now before all of you reading this want to send me terrible letters about how great your Grandpa was and he was a great Captain, please read on.

I know that making this statement will cause some people to feel their shorts twisting as they are reading this but that is part of the problem. Get all of the information before you form your opinion. Right now in the U.S. we are heading towards a presidential election which makes our sensitivity meters go wild. So remember, as with all things, get all of the information.

It’s In Their Training

When someone goes to work and school to become the captain of a ship, they go through very rigorous training. They are tested and pressured and taught many things that most of us will never know. In short, they are awesome at their jobs and they are the people we want at the helm of the ship, but….

Going Down

When everything is going well at sea, it is a glorious trip of beautiful water, amazing sea creatures and happy passengers. However, when things go bad it can be a terrifying situation. The Captain has to do all he or she can in order to save the ship, the passengers, the crew and lastly themselves. Here is where the issue comes in when running a business.

There is a Way Out!

If the terrible and unfortunate circumstance occurs that the ship is going down the Captain is the last person to go – if they can get off of the ship. That is, they can get off the ship if there is time.

Don’t Go Down with the Ship!

When a Captain of a ship is watching their radar, listening to weather reports, etc. they generally are given time to make a decision to change courses or make a correction (this isn’t always the case but for the most part it is).

In business there are usually signs that things aren’t going well and you have time to make a course correction. You can dig through your reports and find out what is going on IF you know what to look for. You can also listen to someone that is willing to tell you the truth.

The problem here is that most people will tell you what they think you want to hear. Why? You may have shown them in the past that you won’t listen or maybe they haven’t been asked or a whole host of other reasons.

You Have Time!

Most businesses have time to make the corrections they need in order to right the ship and stay afloat. Generally the problem is they don’t ask for help. Why? There are so many possibilities here that we will never have time to cover them. Just keep in mind that in your business there is probably time if you act now.

Call and ask for help, email someone you know, search online, do something but, don’t go down with the ship!

Great Captain’s protect their passengers and crew and you need to protect your business, your employees, your family and more. But you can’t protect them if you go out of business. You can help far more people when you are successful rather than if your ship (business), sinks!

You Can Do It!

You can be successful and you can live the life that you have dreamed about. Everything that you are
hoping for is available to you. You can reach your goals, you can make it. How are these people doing it while you are struggling? They have a secret! Unfortunately most of them won’t tell you what it is but…..

Their Secret Is Out!

All successful people have a secret and their secret is……THEY ALL HAD HELP!

You read that right; there is no self-made man or woman on the planet in the truest sense of that word or statement. Everyone received help along the way. They all ran into rough spots, they all had tough times; they all had to ask for help along the way!

Now It’s Your Turn

You can go it alone and spend years trying to figure out what to do or; you can be wise and ask for help from those that have done it and can help you reach your goals faster, they can make your journey a safe one and they can show you how to have fun along the way!

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, in fact I encourage you to do so. Whether you ask me or someone else, make sure they are successful and then ask them for their help and ask them now!

Until my next post, I wish you all success!

Dean Marchese
The Dean of Success!©

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