International business doesn’t mean a whole lot of your business is global. A few years ago, I started a business for a client in the Philippines, and I thought it was a great idea. I worked with a good guy who had established himself in the US and Mexico. He was selling something to people in Mexico, and I worked with people in the Philippines who wanted to sell to people in the US.
It took me a few years before I started to realize that I wasn’t going to be able to do this for myself. I was a few years into my first international business, and I was already so tired of dealing with people from different countries. I was already doing so much work for my clients that I only had time to do two things: work for them, and work for myself.
I think what we all learn is that we can only do what we want to do because we have the ability to do it. We need to understand why we are doing what we are doing, and make sure that we are doing it with the right attitude.
I guess the first step is to think hard about why we do what we do and how we can better do it. This can be about finding our purpose, or it can be about realizing that there is no greater purpose than what you are doing. We all have to decide what that is, and then commit to living with it.
Companies are often built on the idea that they are trying to do the right thing, and that their objective is to do the right thing.
That’s true. But that doesn’t mean they always succeed. There are several reasons for this. The first is that most companies are focused on the short term. They do things to make money (and to make themselves look good) in the short term and forget to look for long term results. A company that is focused on short term results will fail as a result.
This is a mistake. A short-term-focused company will fail because they fail to develop long-term plans that can address the needs of their customers. A company that focuses on long term results will fail because their mission is to satisfy the needs of its customers.
This is why companies must have plans. They must have strategies, and they must have a long-term plan. The plan may not be the same every day, but it is always there.
I was a college student. I lived for that. I was never a business major, but I never heard a single conversation that didn’t start with some kind of plan. The college I attended had a very structured curriculum. It taught you what you wanted to accomplish, not just what was most important.
That is why companies are so successful. They know their customers. They know their customers and they know their customers need what they provide. They know they can make their customers’ lives better, and they know their customers want to work with them.