Rules for a Business Person

  • Pick the people who can most strongly determine your success and stay in direct, personal, continuous touch with them
  • Never assume that the way things are today is the way they will be tomorrow — or even after lunch!
  • No matter what your job is, think of yourself as a SALESPERSON
  • Never fail to consider the future significance of what you say and do
  • Know what it is you can do better than anyone else — and do that
  • Make as few mistakes as possible; assume that any random error could be fatal
  • Everybody’s motives are different; make certain that you know what motivates each person that you deal with
  • Know exactly what your goals are
  • Build a reputation as a winner by smiling when you win — and when you lose
  • Keep every promise you have made — or that others think you have made.

— Author unknown