The Real World of Business: Standing Your Ground and Self-Respect!

The Awesome Phillip Raish and Edward Zia (me) wearing suits at a Business Chamber dinner some time back.  Phillip is a master of Operations and Process - a great man to bounce ideas off!

The Awesome Phillip Raish and Edward Zia (me) wearing suits at a Business Chamber dinner some time back. Phillip is a master of Operations and Process – a great man to bounce ideas off!

I had a great meeting with my friend, colleague and one of my trusted suppliers today Phillip Raish. He runs a Promotional, Printing and Signage Business and is one of my earliest ongoing Personal Mentoring Clients to this day.

Overtime, he has ironically mentored me in many ways in particular when it comes to Operations and Business Processes (which he is brilliant at).

Like anyone in business who has been going for a while, we have all been stung by “Shonky” people previously.  Be it BAD people that don’t pay their bills, complain about nothing and business partners who just take from us and cause us lots of harm.

In reflecting back on my own business, one thing I have been guilty of and learned my lesson in is the importance of “Standing Your Ground” and ensuring that fairness is a two way street.  Most people are great and I work with some wonderful people today, however the BAD / Scumbags have caused me a bit of distress.

The lesson I have learned is exactly that, “Standing Your Ground” at all times.  That is, if someone is trying to take advantage of you – it’s really important you pull them up immediately and rectify the situation.

I have found in business, the BAD people can take advantage of us in some obvious and not so obvious ways, e.g. Not paying your bills, taking your referrals and not giving back, using you for free consulting and say just being “Mean” to you because someone said something about you to them (and they listen to gossip too much).

My Advice? My lessons are quite simple, SCREW THEM AND MOVE ON! I use to let these bad people get to me, however over time I have come to understand that it’s their issues that they are just unfairly playing out on yourself.

Always treat others with utmost respect in business and that gives you the right to be treated with respect.  If someone doesn’t, they are just bad and move on once and for all.

Speaking to the positive too, treat your friends amazing well and reward people who are awesome to you with more awesomeness.

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Thank you from Edward Zia and Happy Days and Nights friends!