I have the utmost respect for John D. Rockefeller. Owning a business is an uphill battle. The learning curve is steep and the competition is firm. Only the strong stand a chance to survive to see their first stress-free, week-long holiday. But being in business isn’t just about the holidays you can take. It’s about your pride and your career. Knowing that you did it. You got this far. You overcame the obstacles.
John D. Rockefeller has the wisdom and credentials to give solid advice. He made it from nothing, started from the bottom. He was faithful to God and to the people he worked for and it paid off.
“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” John D. Rockefeller
“I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money’s sake.” John D. Rockefeller
As a young business owner, don’t chase money. Doing so can lead to unhappiness, failure or even worse, a loss of ethical conduct as you will be prone to breaking your integrity. If you let it, money can snap your integrity in two. If you want to succeed, understand that you’re marrying your business. For better or for worse. Don’t throw in the towel when times get tough. The grass isn’t greener on the other side… the grass is greener where you water it.
Onward with being in being in business in Africa. Africa is where it’s at. We have talented people. Aspiring and courageous men and women willing to haul out the trenches to be successful. What’s more, we have the beautiful flora and fauna to make the holidays a joy to experience!