019: Thriving in the Dog Business

In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:

  • Knowing your craft and your business, putting the time in, and the value of patience. Have patience, vision, persistence, and diversify in concentric circles, not all at once.
  • Lifelong learning is important. Don’t allow yourself to think you know everything. Admit what you don’t know and be willing to learn it. No learning is worthless.
  • Breaking things down to their component parts. Take your ideas and break them down into actionable pieces.
  • The importance of relationships and communication. Be kinder to one another, be more grateful, and be the person you want to be.
  • Metrics on which you can measure your business, other than just money

Key Takeaways:

  • Take a personal inventory of your competitive advantages. What can you do particularly well that you can bring into the endeavor that you are going to undertake?
  • A lot of the skills you need to know when starting your business can be learned.
  • Go into your day with a plan of what you need to get done.
  • We are living in a world where people expect quick communication. Be quick, responsive, and efficient in how you use your time every day.
  • Learn from failure. Be resilient. Think about those things that you are grateful for every day.
  • Thriving in the dog business is all about making the best relationships you can possibly make.

Do those things that are going to gain you knowledge and put you in positions where you want to be, in front of people you want to be in front of (people you want to learn from, potential customers, whatever it may be). —  Jerry Bradshaw

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