20 Years and 20 Lessons!

May 10, 2015 • Uncategorized

Spectrum is celebrating its 20th year in business in 2015 and I thought it would be fitting to celebrate with 20 things I have learned through Spectrum about small business and life:

  1. People make or break a business- Spectrum’s people are truly awesome.
  2. Customers aren’t always right- but they are always customers – treat them well.
  3. Business is personal – because people are personal.
  4. Revenue growth doesn’t always equal success- define what success is for your organization and go after it.
  5. Life is short- have fun when you work.
  6. I know less now than I did when I knew it all.
  7. Hope is not a strategy.
  8. Do what’s right and you can sleep good at night.
  9. I’m not getting old, I just need more coffee.
  10. Never say never.
  11. What got you here will not get you there.
  12. Every day is truly a gift- don’t waste it.
  13. Without your customers, you don’t have a business.
  14. Friends and family can be great people to work with.
  15. Your parents are way smarter than you thought.
  16. Be humble and ask for help- no one can do it all alone.
  17. It’s better to do a 1 or 2 things really well, versus doing a bunch of things crappy.
  18. Most bottlenecks are due to one person- yourself.
  19. Talk about doing things less and just do it.
  20. Learn to serve others and you will learn to be a leader.