Secret Weapons for Your Business Success


What is Success – is the achievement of something that you have been trying to do. It is your guide for personal and professional development through inspiration, motivation and training. The accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

Success isn’t about avoiding failure. It’s about learning from failure.i.e instead of hiding from failure, Successful people anticipate and integrate failure into their lives in ways that transform it from an end into a means.

Knowing the Secrets of Success

The secret of success is not one single single tip or method but success is brought about by a combination of smart habits, a tenacious spirit, and a whole lot of luck. Making a few conscious changes to your behavior and attitude could prove to quite rewarding.






I came across an article that shared on how various leaders across a range of industries have revealed their secret weapons when it comes to business and they have a lot in common. Some leaders have succeeded where other have failed. the secrete in not really innate but is contributed by combination of various aspects. Read this…

9 business leaders share the secret weapons that have helped them succeed

  1. Chris Dobbie, CEO, Barfoot & Thompson –

    “My secret weapon is not trying to do everything myself. You need to get the right team around you and have faith in the team that you’ve selected. You have to empower them.

    “Communication avoids many problems. You need to communicate with the people who work for you. You have to have certain standards, and believe in and act on those standards.”

  2. Danny Assabgy, CEO, Hudson Homes

    “My secret weapon is to hire people smarter than me. It’s being able to recruit a team of people who are experienced in what I want to achieve.”

  3. Penny Spencer, Managing Director, Spencer Group

    “I’m strong on being organised, and I am also strong on being transparent and communicating well.“During tough times, I communicate regularly with my staff and my clients. We have to have plans in place to run a business, and we have to stick to them.

  4. Ben Foote, Group CEO, Australian Institute of Management

    “I try to start with the customer and work with the team to design awesome products that provide great value for them and are clearly differentiated from competitors’.

    “Once this is done well, the rest of the functions in a business become straightforward.”

  5. Jim Whiting, Managing Director, BADGE Constructions Group

    “Our secret weapon is the culture and the fact that we’re private. It’s a family business and we promote family values.

    “It’s a very easy structure for people to understand. There’s no confusion. My door is always open, so it’s a pretty easy path to communicating and decision-making.”

  6. Gareth McAllister, President Asia Pacific, LORD Corporation

    “It’s all about focusing on people – the customers as individuals, who want to have a good experience working with LORD, and our employees, who want to feel included, appreciated, listened to and like they’re being helped to reach their potential.

    “If you focus more on people, whether it’s your customers or your employees, then you really can’t go wrong in business. It develops relationships and trust.

  7. Robert Lo, CEO, RDF Feed, Livestock and Foods, Inc.

    “It’s very important to have the right people. And not only the right people; they should work as a team. “That’s why I usually take care of my people. I develop them. I ask them to study further to equip them with more tools, and they enjoy being empowered to make decisions. Most of them, especially my senior managers, have stayed with me more than 15 years.”

  8. Kevin Algeo, CEO, IG Australia

    “I care about the success of our team and the success of our organisation. I’m passionate about what we do – talking about ‘team’ and ‘peers’, believing in them, nurturing them, helping them succeed.”

  9. Eleanor Seet, President, Nikko AM

    “At the risk of sounding somewhat cheesy, it’s our people. That is our business. That is how we compete. There’s no running from that. Because of our proposition, our people make every difference.”

1. Develop People Skills

Constantly developing deep understanding towards the needs and habits of human beings. Talk to people. Find out their underlying assumptions, how they think, and what they believe. Do this enough, and you’ll be able to offer the best insight toward what direction your product should go.

2.  Make Sacrifices

You need to put in more time and effort than you would if you were working for someone else, which may mean spending less time with family and friends to be successful.

3. Be Consistent

Consistency is a key component to making money in business. Consistently keep doing what is necessary to be successful day in and day out. This will create long-term positive habits that will help you make money in the long run.







4.Focus on survival -Prioritize your tasks

Don’t set your sights too high or wide at the outset, establishing unrealistic goals for your fledgling enterprise. Long-term goals are important, but shouldn’t come at the expense of sustainable short-term ones. Focus on completing the tasks which will benefit you the most in the long run. Learn to identify the difference between “high-value” tasks  versus “low-value” tasks but will offer much fewer benefits

5. Adapting To Change – Resilience

The entrepreneurs who are able to adapt to the most unexpected, difficult and seemingly impossible changes that occur every day.

Knowing how to keep going when we are in an unpredictable world, and working with other humans who can change in an instant based on the circumstances in their lives is the best skill to have.




5. Knowing Yourself

It’s easy to forget about yourself when you’re building a business. Spent time away from work to learn and grow, to be silent in meditation, or to have fun, the clearer the pathways have been for me to hear. Make time to relate with your team, customers and partners, and ensure the choices we make are in alignment.

5. A Diverse Knowledge of business environment

Have a diverse knowledge set having filled various types of roles in life that other entrepreneurs may not have. This is important because you see issues and situations differently, often finding solutions or unique perspectives.

7. Understand the Risks and Rewards

The key to being successful is taking calculated risks to help your business grow. This knowledge will allow you to take the kinds of calculated risks that can generate tremendous rewards.

This is near impossible, and while it’s useful and important when dealing with life-and-death situations. At the end of the day, it’s about moving forward, making mistakes and correcting them quickly.

8. A Continuous Learning

No matter how much you feel that you may know about leadership, business or anything else, the world is always changing, and there’s always new research and ideas. To stay ahead, you have to constantly feed your mind.

Reach out to mentors, ask for help, read books, listen to podcasts and always be ready to put the things you learn into action, even if it goes against something you thought you were doing right.



9. Be Creative

Always be looking for ways to improve your business and to make it stand out from the competition. Recognize that you don’t know everything and be open to new ideas and new approaches to your business.

10. Analyze Your Competition and determine company’s competitive advantage

Competition breeds the best results. To be successful, you can’t be afraid to study and learn from your competitors. After all, they may be doing something right that you can implement in your business to make more money.

11. Provide Great Customer Service

If you provide better service for your customers, they’ll be more inclined to come to you the next time they need something instead of going to your competition.

12. Treating People Like Gold

Treat your employees like they make you everything you are, because in reality, they do. An organization is judged by its weakest individuals, not its strongest.

You need to fully understands the employee-employer relationship from the employee’s perspective. Respect and love your team.




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