Friday, January 29, 2010

A Little Business Wisdom

In 1910, J. L. Nichols authored a book entitled: "Safe Methods of Business" In his book he described many "Safe Principles and Rules" following are just a few of the points he made, amazingly they still apply today. Here are just a few of them:

#1. Remember that time is gold.
#2. True intelligence is always modest.
#3. Keep your eyes on small expenses, small leaks can sink a great ship.
#4. Avoid the tricks of the trade. Be honest and never misrepresent an article that you desire to sell.
#5. Be affable, polite, and obliging to everybody. Avoid discussions, anger, and pettiness. Interfere with no disputes or the creation of others.
#6. Finally, examine carefully every detail of your business. Be prompt in everything. Take time to consider and decide posetively. Dare to go forward. Bear troubles patiently. Be brave in the struggle of life. Maintain your integrity as a sacred thing. Never tell business lies. Make no useless acquaintances. Never appear more than you are. Pay your debts promptly. Employ your time well. Never be discouraged. Then work hard and you will succeed.

Even though this book was written 100 years ago, it is still true today.

1 comment:

  1. #2 is true across the board. People who need to boast generally have little to really brag about. People who have it together have no need to run around tooting their own horn, because they *know* what they're doing and have no need to prove anything to anyone.


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