Last week I met a new friend. Rarely do you meet someone who says something early in the relationship so profound that it inspires you. Last week I met that type of person. To start off, this is a professional colleague and we were discussing what motivated us to work with small business owners. We agreed the passion was seeing creativity spring to life. She summed it up perfectly. “Mike, look around you. Everything created by man was once just a thought.”
Would have, should have, could have. All statements made by small business owners when they see they missed an important opportunity in the direction of their company. Statements that indicate that hind sight is always clearer than looking forward. Being able to identify threats and opportunities before they happen is a skill mastered by the best operators, and one you can learn to employ in your own business.