It has been a few days since my last blog, but I do not want to rush this as I am documenting my process and the changes that I will be undergoing throughout the next year. In life, one of the most important skills is having patience. Never jump the gun just for the sake of getting things done, it never works out.
Now, let’s get on with this blog. On the business side of things, myself and my partner Avidon have submitted all the required documents as well as our plans for the business here in Romania. The next step is that the board of directors will have a look into our file and give us the green light. We have also been brainstorming some possible ideas on marketing, sales and different growth opportunities. You must explore every avenue in order to find the best possible option for you and your business. There are no rules to this, so you have to find what works for you.
In about 3 days we should receive their answer and then we will proceed with getting flights booked for Avi to come here and for our trip to Turkey. In short, things are happening. Since this business is based in the automotive industry, I am planning to go full steam ahead with a marketing campaign when the car show season starts next year. Until then, I will do all I can do to get as much exposure as we can. Word of mouth is everything in Romania.
In the last few days I have been thinking a lot about how I’m going to manage all this newfound success once it comes. I have promised myself that I will remain humble and not let the money transform me into someone that doesn’t remember where he came from. I have gone as far as even telling my girlfriend and my mentor Avidon to bring me back to reality if I get out of hand.
As a passionate car enthusiast, I have made some very impulsive purchases over the years when that money could have been used for more important things. That was quite a few years ago and I’d like to think that I have matured enough to control those urges, but it’s always good to have someone watching your back. You can’t let money or success change who you are. Things must happen naturally and again, do not rush things. However, when you see an opportunity, jump on it, make it yours!
As much as would like to work 24/7 like a mad man, I constantly remind myself that I need to take a second and smell the roses. Rest is very important if you want to be as efficient and productive as possible. I have always found that you must have a healthy work/life balance. There must be a balance in everything you do. Without balance, you got nothing.