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Business Lessons From…Coffee

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Coffee leads by example

Yes, business lessons from Coffee.   Stay with me, I will explain and I am sure it will make sense when I am through.  Coffee has many attributes.  It is bold, robust and can be enjoyed whether hot or cold.  Let’s take a closer look at those attributes and see what is revealed.

Coffee is bold.   That is an attribute that all business owners need to have.  Just taking the step to start a business is a bold step and thus it can be easily said that all businesses owners are bold… or were at ONE time.  Don’t lose the ability to strike when the time is right.  Stay nimble and be willing to take a calculated risk.  Those traits are important.  No one got rich taking the easy way out.  The easy way out is to collect a paycheck and make someone else rich.  Business owners are not going to be happy with that answer. Getting rich is not always the end game, of course, many business owners wanted to be the boss.  They want the satisfaction of running the show by doing things their way. 

Coffee is robust.  What exactly does robust mean?  Some synonyms are: healthy, vigorous, stout and hearty.   That certainly sounds like a trait to which we should aspire.  Business owners need to keep their businesses healthy and thriving.  Being robust could be equated with continuous improvement initiatives.  Now that is some fancy business jargon that you hear quite often these days.  Hmm… coffee might be on to something.

Coffee can be enjoyed hot or cold.  This is perhaps one of the most important attributes of coffee.  It also must be an attribute you have with your business.  Can you enjoy the day-to-day activities of your business in good times and bad?  Can you bring your “A” game when you are not in the mood?  You better, because more often than not you are the face of your organization and your tone permeates down to the most entry-level person at your company.  You are your brand so you better represent yourself well.  Read about building your brand here.

I hope you see my point now.  Have a great week displaying the attributes of coffee.

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Written by pacelinebiz

July 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

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