Friday, May 20, 2011

It is Small Business Week

As a small business owner I am encouraged and inspired by others out there that forge into the grand of adventure of small business ownership. Our country was founded on freedom in many areas including the freedom to start your own business. Starting a business can be scary, risky and daunting. But that is what makes it a grand adventure. As small business owners we must support each other through anyway we can. I met a man from India a few years back, listened to his story and then asked him to a part of my team of guest speakers.

My friend and frequent guest speaker at Brooke Transportation Training is Krish Dhanam. He has helped me understand what a blessing it is to live in our nation. He wrote The American Dream from an Indian Heart. “As the seasons of my youth turned the innocence of childhood dreams into an obsession of adult want, I realized I would never be satisfied until I came to America. I had arrived at a crossroads in my life where I was in love with another country and contempt were the feelings I had towards my own homeland. We all go through that phase when all we want is something other than what we have. However, because of strong parental influence, I started doing something that would come back to assist me later in life when I needed it most. I began to focus my learning towards American History and spent my time studying the cultural nuances that made it such a popular destination.

The principle is very simple. If you are at Point A and want to be at Point B, do not wait until you get to Point B to figure out what you need to survive and thrive there. Do the planning and preparation before you expect the success you want for yourself.”

That is a great challenge for me. I like to just forge right in. Taking the time to do my homework is not always fun but being prepared always pays off.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

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