This is exactly how individuals and businesses need to respond to the current economic situation. The economy is sick and it is no longer important that it is sick or how it got sick or who is to blame! The only thing that is important is what are YOU going to to find your cure!
There are only three possible actions to take and only one is correct:
1) Ignore- (that is what got us here- unwilling to confront the problem)
2) Retreat- (cut back, contract and get smaller- ultimately cease to exist)
3) Attack- (do everything possible to expand and live- survival)
Individuals, businesses and entire governments have already been through the stage of ignoring. (See foreclosures
as one example of ignoring). This article is for those that are beyond ignoring and who are deciding whether to retreat or attack.
(SHOW THIS TO EXECUTIVES WHERE YOU WORK)
Most will incorrectly elect actions to retreat as a way to survive. Retreating shows up in management electing to cut spending, reduce payroll, stop hiring, eliminate advertising and quit training. While retreating may seem like the logical thing to do, you would never do this if you knew you had a terminal illness.
While it may seem counter intuitive to expand and attack the market at this time this is the only solution that will ensure you are a winner on the other side of the current scene.
Wilma Rudolph was the 20th of 22 children. She was born prematurely and her survival was doubtful. When she was 4 years old, she contacted double pneumonia and scarlet fever, which left her with a paralyzed left leg. At age 9, she removed the metal leg brace she had been dependent on and began to walk without it. By 13 she had developed rhythmic walk, which doctors said was a miracle. That same year she decided to become a runner and for the next few years she came in last in every race she entered. Everyone told her to quit, but she kept on running. One day she actually won a race and from then went on to win every race she entered. Eventually this little girl, who was told she would never walk again, went on to win three Olympic gold medals.
You can't win the race by not running. You can't hit the ball without swinging. You can't win in life by quitting and you will never find a cure by ignoring or retreating. "Approach your business challenges the same way you would a terminal disease- attack with all your resources, never retreat and never ignore!"
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