5 Sailing Quotes for Your Business
“The ocean is always trying to kill you,” Tracy Edwards narrates in the movie Maiden.
Sometimes it feels that way in business too. Every day brings a new challenge, shifting winds, or even pirates. The wisdom of those who have survived the fury of sea can help us navigate safely through the storms of business.
Here are five of my favorites…
“No one can be a better captain of your ship than yourself” — Edmond Mbiaka
There are many functions in your business you can outsource. And one you never should — being the leader. No one else has your vision or commitment.
“To be successful at sea we must keep things simple.” — Pete Culler
Simplicity isn’t just more elegant. It’s more reliable and less expensive. Keep your systems simple, and you’ll grow your business with much less stress.
“Sailors, with their built-in sense of order, service, and discipline, should really be running the world.” — Nicholas Monsarrat
He left out adventurous. Growing a business is also about being brave and willing to venture to new lands.
“He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.” — Leonardo da Vinci
Have a plan. Always have a plan.
When you don’t, you’re drifting aimlessly, with no hope of reaching your destination.
“The goal is not to sail the boat, but rather to help the boat sail herself.” — John Rousmaniere
When your business systems are in place, your business will thrive. You’re the captain who monitors the heading and makes adjustments to stay on course. And enjoys the journey.
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