Last week, I spoke to a business man who has a couple of marinas and a huge historical Mercedes-Benz collections, and a yacht transport firm. We came to talk about what he found valuable in business. His reply was: ‘Make decisions fast and act. It gets business going. If you don’t decide, you do know one thing for sure: the business will not move. If you appear to have made a wrong decision, you always can decide to do it differently. At least, you know the results of your action.’
It was striking that later this week, I had to inform a person who takes a long time to decide to start with our business that if he had decided – more importantly: acted -quicker, he would have a deal that could be more attractive to start. He is missing out the starting package, and the first weeks of his business (because he did not start yet). Two examples with one person where making a decision faster could make his business run better. He is missing out on that particular part. I’m following my plan, working with people who actually make a decision and act upon it. They will earn.