By John Peterson
“One can have no smaller or greater Mastery, than Mastery of Oneself”
-Leonardo Da Vinci
Isn’t it amazing to continue to learn just how many brilliant people have come and gone before us!
So what is Leonardo Da Vinci REALLY talking about here?
I believe Leo unlocked a secret that has been kept in the hands of just a few (comparatively to the total human race) for centuries. That is the journey and importance of self-mastery.
MASTERY OF ONESELF
It’s too easy in life to come up with your very own list of “reasons why you’re not doing so well”, or why your business is not doing as well as it might. But the truth is often avoided for fear of having to look transparently at the real problem. Oneself.
“If you want to have more than you’ve got then you have to be willing to become more than you are”
Business owners love to blame the economy, their industry, their competition offering discount pricing, their cash flow, even their customers. Because you guessed it, it’s easier to blame something else than have to change ourselves.
THE POWER OF SELF DEVELOPMENT
Self Development is really the continuous attainment of knowledge and ideas, which allows one to innovate and grow wise ongoing, able to make better choices, seize opportunities that present, and navigate their way through the seasons of business.
THE FOUR SEASONS OF BUSINESS
One thing is for sure, there will be ups and downs in business for the next 1,000 years just like the last 1,000. There will be boom and bust economies, there will be winters that are cold and harsh no different to nature.
Being realistic and preparing for the winters of your business’ trading cycle is essential if you don’t want to become one of the statistics (the majority) of business owners that fail in less than 10 years from starting out. Anyone can “make hay while the sun shine’s” in Spring or Summer. However, those that do well in the Fall and all through Winter are going to succeed in any climate!
KNOWLEDGE & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS
Like a sailor at the helm of their ship trying to navigate their way through a horrible storm, either they have the knowledge or they don’t.A Person committed to “Personal Development” manifests a never-ending source of ideas and opportunities to innovate, to change tack and navigate their ship to safety and successfully onwards.
ARE YOU THE CAPTAIN, FIRST MATE, OR JUST DOWN BELOW?
When the individual suffers the business suffers.When the individual thrives the business thrives. When you’re not doing well personally, you do not have the progressive and positive impact at your full disposal compared to when you are doing extremely well personally etc. Your happiness, health, and the overall state of mind, in fact, drive everything else.
THE HAPPIEST BUSINESSPEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA
I’m having a little gathering of my own. A party like no other in January 2015. If you are genuinely interested in success and happiness than why not come to my party?