Deadly Business Mistakes I Made That You Can Avoid! A Mini-Series Part.2

Hello and welcome back to “Deadly Business Mistakes I Made That You Can Avoid! A Miniseries.” This Post will serve as Part 2 of weekly my miniseries and will continue covering firsthand experiences of detrimental mistakes my first ever business venture Conextus (Website: http://conextus.ca), made while I was one of its leaders. Just like Part.1 did however, I hope that Part.2 of this weekly miniseries will inspire you to take heed and avoid Conextus’ mistakes. Read On!

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Team Inflation

While a solid team is necessary for a successful business in Conextus we made the mistake of taking things to far with team building. As we were desperate to get the ball rolling, we built up a huge team that resulted in team inflation for Conextus! This meant we had too many members making it more difficult to manage the business team. On top of that the team expanded/inflated to quickly that carrying out commitment checks were made much harder. The team expanded way to quickly and this hindered proper management as the inflated business team of Conextus was often confused, disunited in a state of disarray.

As one of Conextus’ top leaders in charge of administration, I accept much of the responsibility in expanding the team too quickly, preventing to create a solidified team and failing to address the issue of Team Inflation until it was too late. While Conextus fortunately has survived as of now, Team Inflation was and still is a huge flaw in our business with the potential to cripple many new businesses! So with your business team make sure you take into consideration the mistakes of Conextus and take caution when it comes to establishing proper team! It is best to start early meaning you should focus on quality over quantity when it comes to building a team! It is much better that you have a few team members who are specialized (e.g. A team of four or if possible less with all members qualified and competent in their respective roles and able to support each other when need be) as this will make a more manageable team.

If your team is already too big you may have to let certain members go and keep the most competent members on your team unfortunately. However, focusing on building a small but quality team of highly skilled and competent members can easily avoid the sad process of letting team members go as a result of Team Inflation and inability to properly manage the business team!

 

When your team is small it is easier to manage and easier to get things done as you can work more intimately as a transparent more equal and fair partnership instead of a top down hierarchical management. A smaller more manageable business team provides more room for creativity, growth, intimate coaching along with trust, bonding and less stress among your business team making progress hence success possible through better team efficiency!

Vancouver Opera’s Recipe For Success!

I Have Returned!!

 

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Hello again and my sincere apologies for the hiatus as I have been caught up with my studies. Anyways, it is good to be back and I have missed you all! This new post will discuss the beloved Vancouver Opera and its Recipe For Success. Whether or not you reside in Vancouver British Columbia, The Vancouver Opera sets a great example for success, which can be followed wherever in the world, you may live. Read on to find out what makes the Vancouver Opera a successful and popular establishment along with how you can use the Vancouver Opera’s success as inspiration for your own endeavors!

 

I) Have People Talk Highly Of You!

If you want to be successful, then have people talk of you highly and favorably. Use Vancouver Opera as inspiration and take a look at their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/vancouveropera/?fref=ts to see for yourself of the countless favorable reviews people (i.e. Guests/Customers) are giving Vancouver Opera!

When people talk highly of an establishment or person, the said establishment or person become famous and the wider public including those known to customers talking favourably will be more inclined to frequent and do business with the establishment/person. This is especially true with the Vancouver Opera, which I became aware of and interested in visiting through favourable opinions of friends! The result is that I plan on attending a performance at the Vancouver Opera with these same friends to see for myself.

Hence to attract success and popularity follow the example of Vancouver Opera and have the people you interact/do business with talk highly of you. The result will be that they will recommend you to their friends increasing your publicity, customer base and prospects for success!

II) Display Passion And Talent!

To gain success and popularity at whatever you do in life, follow the example of The Vancouver Opera by displaying passion and talent in your endeavors! A major factor for the success and popularity of Vancouver Opera are its passionate and highly talented performances by gifted performers who love what they do. Like Vancouver Opera when you display quality talent and express to your audience your passion, they will be star struck and drawn to you, as talent is hypnotic while passion is beneficially contagious.

Hence, take a page out the Vancouver Opera’s recipe for Success by investing (e.g. Your Personal Characteristics, Talents and Uniqueness) in yourself to bring out the best in yourself as well as others who will subsequently be inspired and drawn to you!

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III) Celebrate Art And Culture!

 A major attraction of the Vancouver Opera contributing to its success is celebration of art and culture. The Vancouver Opera’s performances and display are very artistic and colourful, exemplified in their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/vancouveropera/ and Website https://www.vancouveropera.ca. Just like the renowned Vancouver Opera, in your own endeavors for success use color to attract people and customers as colorful brand material will be one of the first aspects, which attract and captivate your audiences’ visual attention.

As many people are fascinated and curious (We Humans Are Naturally Curious) about different cultures, celebrate culture along with colour in your endeavours. The Vancouver Opera celebrates and displays elements of foreign cultures (e.g. On its website and Facebook) such as East Asian, Japanese and Italian, making it exotically, culturally appealing and given Vancouver’s multicultural population relatable for many!

To succeed and become popular your audience needs to be captivated, able to relate and find common ground with you, which colour/culture offers. Hence, to attain personal success, your endeavours need to relate to customers, so celebrating culture and colour is a great way to attract, bring together and make it possible for your audience (from various cultural backgrounds) to relate/find common ground with you!

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Image Credit: Review Vancouver Opera’s Madama Butterfly has it all By David Gordon Duke, Special To The Sun March 7, 2016 vancouversun.com

IV) Promote And Celebrate Yourself!

To become successful and get your audience excited about you be excited about yourself! No better way to be excited about yourself and what you have to offer by promoting and celebrating yourself. As emphasized by their Facebook Page, the Vancouver Opera celebrates its upcoming events and content with great colour, joy and splendour! Through its exciting promotions featuring photo albums, sensational posts and behind the scenes imagery (e.g. Backstage Rehearsals), The Vancouver Opera has gotten people excited about it and viewing what it has to offer. Hence, to achieve success and gain an audience, use exciting promotions that celebrate yourself as a means of getting people excited and eager to view what you have to offer them!

 

Use this advice as inspiration for your own endeavors for success and be sure to check out the Vancouver Opera. Also to stay up do date with their upcoming events, like The Vancouver Opera’s Facebook page and visit their website via the links I included in this post! Please leave your feedback in the comments (please no rude or offensive comments thank you!) and let me know how helpful this post was to you! I will be posting new posts daily from now on without hiatuses so stay tuned, as there’s much coming your way!!