… AND DO IT RIGHT!
That’s what my Dad used to tell my brother and I when we were kids.
At the time, as a young kid without any responsibility, I didn’t know what the hell he was going on about. Even as I passed numbly through my childhood education, the penny didn’t drop.
Not until I left school at the ripe old age of 15yrs, after failing miserably at anything academic, did I fully grasp what he was meaning by those words. I think I did apply them to some degree in the activities I found interesting and rewarding … i.e. music and sport. Along with my older brother I was a decent soccer (oops! oooh-errr I mean) … football player as, like him I represented the school. We were also good picking up music, he played drums and I played bass guitar and we both did well at road cycling.
It wasn’t until I started work though that the true meaning of the words … “Do it once … and do it right” finally CLICKED. As a structural engineer you cannot afford to do anything other than … “Do it once … and do it right”
It’s very easy to master the concept …
… all that you, as the recipient of the words of wisdom, need to do is ……
LISTEN to and FOLLOW the INSTRUCTIONS.
Anyone who has baked a cake will understand the concept from the get go … miss out one step or ingredient in the recipe and I can 100% guarantee your cake will fail and guess what?
You’ll have to start over and do it again … if only you’d followed the instructions exactly you would have …”done it once … and done it right” … saving time, effort and the cost of the ingredients.
The same principle can be applied to building a home business.
Too many people who decide to build a home business … fail before they even get started (they say around 90% of you!) simply because they don’t know how to …
“Do it once … and do it right”
The only way, other than by sheer chance, to successfully build a home business is to, like the cake baker, have the correct recipe and ingredients ready on the bench for you to put together to successfully produce the desired result.
A beautifully successful home business is really no harder to produce than a beautifully baked cake … all that is needed is the recipe … and the discipline to …
… LISTEN to and FOLLOW the INSTRUCTIONS.
I’ll be providing the whole recipe in my next article.
Happy Business Baking
PS: Just add all of the ingredients and stir till cooked!