John Patrick has worked with one-person startups, Fortune 50 companies and everything in between. He has launched several successful companies utilizing his business strategy knowledge.
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No Small Thing
I'm an avid reader. In addition to reading at least two books per month I subscribe to 17 magazines, where I pick up a lot of ideas. Recently I read a great article in The Magnolia Journal (Joanna and Chip Gaines from HDTV fame).
Quoting Gena, host of Magnolia Market: "Some people do large, important things. Other people do the small, essential tasks that make the important thing possible ..."
As the owner of several businesses (past and present), former CEO of a public speaking coaching organization, public speaker and executive I have long ago learned that few successful people do it alone. The videographer that makes the "celebrity" look good. The stage hands and event staff that ensure the speech or event go smoothly. The person in the parking lot that ensures traffic flows so that the event goers can get quickly to their destination. The volunteers who stuff the materials. And so on.
There is really no such thing as a small job. Every job is important and critical to the whole. One only becomes more important than the other because someone spoke that into existence and others listened to it. It is when we realize that it is with the help of others that we are in a free space to give the speech, write the book or run the company that we truly win.
My challenge to you is to find someone doing a "small job" and to offer them a thank you or an acknowledgement. Watch them light up.
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