Wednesday Words

To Go Where Your VisionPoints, a few inspiration points for you and your business.

If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. … I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.
—Nikola Tesla, in the New York Times

Even Edison.

At this busy time of year, Tesla’s quotation is a reminder that even great minds are easily sidetracked—but you, too can save 90% of your labor with a little theory and calculation…

Why wait until some arbitrary number on a calendar like January 1st to plan for your next twelve months of visionary growth? Take time to get that business plan and marketing plan up-to-date. Check your physical space and your website for short-term improvements and long-term needs. Learn about (and learn from) your competition. Go through the archives here at MCE and make notes on ideas you knew could boost your profits but that you never got ‘round to—and plan now for how and when you will get ‘round to them.

Keep your 2011 (!) plans in sharp focus now, despite the temptation to coast, and you’ll find the year gets off to a much faster start.


Grow and be well,

Kelly Erickson