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4 Tips For The Successful Businessman

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by jane_000, Feb 9, 2012.

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    jane_000 JF-Expert Member

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    [SIZE=-1]I have a passion for the bald eagle or Haliaeetus Leucocephalus
    according to his scientific name. I have this passion as long as
    I can remember. But it is not a logical passion. I am Dutch and
    a passion for a bird of prey that is common in The Netherlands
    would be more obvious. But life is full of inexplicable surprises
    and left me with this passion for the bald eagle, the national
    symbol of the United States of America. I have seen the
    eagles only once in my life in their natural habitat and that
    was during a holiday in British Columbia in Canada.

    When I read about bald eagles and about the way they live, I
    always start thinking about what a businessman can learn from
    them in order to become successful and that is what this article
    is about.

    1. Vision

    Bald eagles are birds that can often be found on very high
    altitudes. There they soar and with their very sharp eyesight
    they have a clear view on the world below them and especially
    on the prey they want to catch; fish, that is what they like
    most.They can see the milky white spot in the water from a
    distance of many miles. In high places they build their nests.
    On a rock, on the top of a tree but always on a spot where they
    have a good view on the world that surrounds them. And from
    their castle they see what is happening around them and that
    gives security.

    The businessman should also have a clear view on what is
    happening in the market. From very far he should recognize his
    potential customers and "attack" them at the right moment. At
    the same time he should be aware of the dangers that surround
    him, anticipate, absorb the environment and be prepared to act
    immediately.

    2. Knowledge

    Bald eagles are confined to their territories. With the seasons
    some migrate but you find bald eagles only in a specific habitat
    namely forests, mountains and near sea and rivers. You won't
    find them in the desert. In their habitat they know what to do,
    where they can find prey and which dangers surround them. By
    instinct and by learning they have knowledge about the way they
    have to conduct their lives and about how they have to behave
    in this habitat. They will never go beyond the limitations of this
    frame work. If they do, they die.

    This holds a lesson for the businessman. He should know
    everything about his business and when I say everything, I mean
    everything. He should know all about the products he sells from
    beginning to end, every detail should be an open book to him.
    He can never be surprised with questions on which he has no
    answers. He should know about marketing techniques, the
    position and plans of competitors etc., etc. And if he doesn't
    possess this knowledge by nature, he has to learn it.

    3. Enough is enough

    When Bald Eagles catch prey, they will catch only one fish at a
    time. It is not possible for them to catch more. But they know
    precisely how to catch this one fish. Their flying skills, their
    strong talons and their eyesight are extremely well developed
    and fit for the job. Almost every attempt to catch a prey is
    successful.

    This phenomenom also holds a wise lesson for the businessman.
    He has to restrict himself to a number of products he can handle
    and products that matches his skills and abilities. To stay in
    the animal world: if you are a cow don't try to jump fences like
    a horse. People will only laugh at you. It is better to sell one
    product very well than ten without a satisfying result.

    4. Courage

    Bald eagles mate for life and they are absolutely loyal to each
    other. From high altitudes the two birds tumble down in a
    dangerous free fall. Mocking the laws of gravity they unite.
    Only just above the tree tops they separate and fly wing by wing
    to the nest. This spectacular show requires great courage. A
    businessman also needs courage to be successful. He has to make
    decisions about difficult and uncertain subjects. And he also
    needs to know when to stop his free fall. Having courage to make
    difficult decisions is not synonymous for being reckless. A
    decision that leads to disaster is not a decision, but a wild
    guess.

    You see....the businessman can learn a great deal from this
    majestic bird that embodies not only beauty, strength and
    freedom but that possesses also the essential conditions and
    abilities to survive.

    The beginning businessman as well, who is maybe starting his
    business in great uncertainty about the future, can learn from
    the bald eagle:

    Flying high starts with spreading your wings[/SIZE]
     
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    Malila JF-Expert Member

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    Good stuff Jane
     
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    mirindimo JF-Expert Member

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    Daaaaah umeniboost sana! Saaaafi am move on
     
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    NusuMutu JF-Expert Member

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    i like you 3rd point, 'enough is enough'. Most businessmen mistaken this bald eagle's behaviour to the behaviour of the vulture, ie 'keep on demanding and never get satisfied'.
     
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