Hello! I am Oliver Bull and I have been running a small businesses along with my corporate career for the last 30 plus years. Yes, that is a recent picture! Fortunately the gray has not started coming in in large amounts however the hair is nowhere near as thick as it used to be. So okay! What does that have to do with small businesses? I’ll explain. Until you can see yourself realistically and understand your strengths and weaknesses, you will not be able to develop yourself or mentor others.
As a friend once told me, “If you can lead one (meaning yourself) you can lead many. However, if you cannot lead one you will NEVER lead any”. You must be willing to walk the walk and lead by example. It took me a long time to learn this: “You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.” “It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”