5 Pearls of Wisdom To Start Your Week


It’s Monday. You can’t believe it’s already Monday. Where did the weekend go? Why didn’t you sleep in? Why didn’t you just relax?

I know, I feel the same way. So, I thought I’d start off your week with some levity. You are a small business owner. For some reason, you decided that doing things the easy way wasn’t for you. Now you’re feeling like you’re not cut out for it. Like the people who are succeeding in business must have some special power that you don’t possess, and never will.

For those of you who are feeling this way, I give you some wisdom for those who have truly risen to the top of their fields. Who have achieved the financial success you can only dream of.

“What use could this company make of an electrical toy?” (William Orton, President of Western Union Telegraph Company, after being offered the chance to buy the patent for the telephone)

“I understand small business growth. I was one.” (George W. Bush)

“Customers do not want online games.” (Satoru Iwata, President, Nintendo)

"I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to have been very, very modest." (Tony Hayward, interview with Sky News television, May 18, 2010)

“Not to mince words, Mr. Epstein, but we don’t like your boys’ sound. Groups are out; four-piece groups with guitars particularly are finished.” (Dick Rowe, executive at Decca Records, discussing The Beatles)

Did you say anything that stupid at work last week? No? Then I think you’ll be just fine. Go out there and have a great week.