You learn quickly that you have to try everything. Unlike other workplaces, where you can look for assistance or hire someone to do the marketing, or Human Resources, or the accounting. At least in part, this is all you.
It’s honestly the ability to just get on with it.
It’s also the ability to make decisions. Something isn’t worth it, change it, because it’s now costing you money.
It was something I always thought I would do, we used to talk about it as kids with my parents and I would always be looking for opportunities.
I would walk in to a cafe or restaurant and immediately start thinking about how things could be done differently, how they could make more money.
At some stage, I had to put up or shut up.
I wanted to start my business during Covid. It was such as scary time for businesses and everyone as we really didn’t know where it was heading.
I quickly realised that it was going to take a while for overseas travel to come back and that people were desperate to explore the regions around the city.
Tours were just a way to do that, in a small and scaleable way.
Reach for the stars and maybe you reach the clouds.
Be really honest with yourself.
Don’t just look at the best case scenarios and learn to pivot. Be agile because sometimes opportunities present themselves in unusual ways.
I would also say learn to talk to people, network and always be willing to help someone (if often comes back ten fold).
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