The business lessons from England getting hammered at cricket
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...industry, field or category then the key is to ensure you keep on climbing. When you are the best, you become a target for others who want your position and so if you don’t keep on climbing then be prepared for someone to catch and overtake you.
Sometimes you need a kick to get you going: It is nice to experience the compliments but sometimes criticism can act as the best spur to ensure you move forward. Receiving a customer complaint or a criticism can send you downwards or it can make you think ‘they have a point...
...here and we need to learn from this and move on’. Nobody is ever perfect but sometimes there is nothing better than a kick to get you to improve and move on.
One setback doesn’t make you a failure: Sometimes it’s easy to over react when something goes wrong. The temptation is to put your head in the sand and feel sorry for yourself. However, one setback doesn’t make you a failure. If you have a good business with a strong reason for being and customers who enjoy working with you then focus on these points and learn from the setback. You are what you believe yourself to be and so don’t think failure! Believe in success and what you are good at!
As we all prepare for the start of the Olympics, I am sure we will see countless other examples of ‘favourites’ being made to settle for 2nd best with new, upcoming talent taking the crown that they once had.
All of this should serve as a lesson for EVERYONE in business. Staying still equals going backwards! There is only one route to continued success and that’s to continue to evolve and move forward. I have no doubt that the England cricket team will... continued on page three >