Business is a Canvas
I was listening to an audiobook this morning on my drive into the office. The book was called “Business Stripped Bare – The Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur”. The book is written by Richard Branson. Of all the things you could spend your time doing, please read/listen to this book.
Business is creative. It’s like painting. You start with a blank canvas and you can paint ANYTHING! You can paint a business that has meaning, accomplishes something, and leaves a legacy. For any good painting you can produce, it is also worth noting that there are a million bad paintings that are just aching to drip off your brush.
Most people think business is about managing a process. Yes, that is part of it. Process is important and delivery is important. It is VITAL. However, management never grew a business. Growth comes from change. Change comes from challenging the status quo. Challenging the status quo means risk, not giving in to the lie of your own fear, and deciding to just be a badass at what you are dedicating yourself to right now.
Branson was asked why he went into business and he didn’t really know how to answer. It was never his intention to go into business. He simply said that “if an individual cares about something or has a concern for it, you are in business” and that he was only interested in “creating things.”
What really matters in business is what you create. Just as the heart and soul of Stratford Price is romance, using the backdrop of business, your work is not a separation of yourself. In that sense, I tell my team that they are open to create. I tell them to MAKE TODAY EXTRAORDINARY!
Picture yourself sitting in front of a blank canvas with all your talent, skill, experiences, thought, and passion. Now go create.
About the Author
Jason Greschuk is an Award Winning Real Estate Investor, Business Investor, and Author on leadership and building company culture. He is currently doing business in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Jason was recently nominated for the “Young Gun Of The Year Award” through Top Investor Awards (as seen in Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine). This is an award of excellence for the outstanding young Investor. This accolade goes to the new industry player under 30 who has best excelled at pushing the envelope with innovation and growth, garnering industry attention and the respect of peers.
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