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Why Sticking to the Fundamentals Enables You to Become Extraordinary Strength In Business

    • Marketing

I’ve written about fundamentals at length.

Understanding this concept at its core is crucial, yet few people do so. Those

who do, accomplish what the many consider outstanding, unimaginable, and

sometimes mystical.







A house will collapse if its foundation is

weak.







A company will close doors if the groundwork

isn’t set properly.







A relationship will never withstand the storm

if the core values aren’t set in stone.







Your health will be seriously damaged if you don’t get quality sleep, provide your body with the right nutrients and skip exercises.







The majority of people invest their precious

time looking for new “things” to acquire. Some run after material stuff whereas

others want to learn new skills or experience new adventures. AND, there’s

nothing wrong about it. What’s dangerous though is if you replace the mastering

of the basics with the search for new.







Let’s look at a couple of examples in sports

before we move into business.







SWIMMING: The most important thing in

swimming is proper breathing. Whatever your swimming level, unless you master

your breathing technique (esp. exhaling

under the water – disregarded even by some advanced swimmers who like to hold

onto their breath under the water) you’ll never be able to become

extraordinary. Breathing is the engine that drives the physical effort.







JUDO: The most important thing in judo is the study of falling. The so called Ukemi or fall breaking (which includes front, back, right, and left break falls, as well as a forward roll break fall) is a fundamental part of all Judo techniques.







I had my first judo training at the age of 13.

Learning to fall the right way transformed my life. Not only did I never break

a bone or have a massive injury since but it also enabled me to figure skate

with a level of confidence other kids never had. I wasn’t afraid to fall

because I knew I could land the right way. Nevertheless, I practiced fall

breaking for tens of thousands of times in my judo classes. It didn’t require

me to think about it or waste additional energy and resources on it. It turned

into a reflex action that happened automatically.







The Art of Mastering the Fundamentals in

Business







Studying the fundamentals, sticking day in and day out to building a strong foundation requires resilience and a mind of steel.







The very same principles that reign in the

world of sports, also apply to business and other areas of your life. Only when

you practice and come back to your basics on a regular basis, do you see flaws

in the structure and are able to strengthen the very core of what you’re

building: a sustainable, thriving business that will inspire many generations

to come.







It’s always the root that produces the fruits.

And yet, so many people who don’t like the fruits of their own tree move on to

creating new fruits without understanding the simple fact that by making some

changes to the roots of that one tree they’d get an entirely different harvest.







Let’s have a look at some of the foundational

elements of a successful and sustainable business:







* Knowing you.

I’ve written about fundamentals at length.

Understanding this concept at its core is crucial, yet few people do so. Those

who do, accomplish what the many consider outstanding, unimaginable, and

sometimes mystical.







A house will collapse if its foundation is

weak.







A company will close doors if the groundwork

isn’t set properly.







A relationship will never withstand the storm

if the core values aren’t set in stone.







Your health will be seriously damaged if you don’t get quality sleep, provide your body with the right nutrients and skip exercises.







The majority of people invest their precious

time looking for new “things” to acquire. Some run after material stuff whereas

others want to learn new skills or experience new adventures. AND, there’s

nothing wrong about it. What’s dangerous though is if you replace the mastering

of the basics with the search for new.







Let’s look at a couple of examples in sports

before we move into business.







SWIMMING: The most important thing in

swimming is proper breathing. Whatever your swimming level, unless you master

your breathing technique (esp. exhaling

under the water – disregarded even by some advanced swimmers who like to hold

onto their breath under the water) you’ll never be able to become

extraordinary. Breathing is the engine that drives the physical effort.







JUDO: The most important thing in judo is the study of falling. The so called Ukemi or fall breaking (which includes front, back, right, and left break falls, as well as a forward roll break fall) is a fundamental part of all Judo techniques.







I had my first judo training at the age of 13.

Learning to fall the right way transformed my life. Not only did I never break

a bone or have a massive injury since but it also enabled me to figure skate

with a level of confidence other kids never had. I wasn’t afraid to fall

because I knew I could land the right way. Nevertheless, I practiced fall

breaking for tens of thousands of times in my judo classes. It didn’t require

me to think about it or waste additional energy and resources on it. It turned

into a reflex action that happened automatically.







The Art of Mastering the Fundamentals in

Business







Studying the fundamentals, sticking day in and day out to building a strong foundation requires resilience and a mind of steel.







The very same principles that reign in the

world of sports, also apply to business and other areas of your life. Only when

you practice and come back to your basics on a regular basis, do you see flaws

in the structure and are able to strengthen the very core of what you’re

building: a sustainable, thriving business that will inspire many generations

to come.







It’s always the root that produces the fruits.

And yet, so many people who don’t like the fruits of their own tree move on to

creating new fruits without understanding the simple fact that by making some

changes to the roots of that one tree they’d get an entirely different harvest.







Let’s have a look at some of the foundational

elements of a successful and sustainable business:







* Knowing you.

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