Growing up we all had role models. People we looked up to and wanted to be like when we grew up.These people were like the compass of our lives.They gave our life some form of direction. In trying to be like them or attain the levels of success they’d attained in life we worked on bettering our selves to meet the minimum standards needed to succeed to their levels and beyond.
Personally my child hood role models were Bill Gates and Micheal Bloomberg who set me on my entrepreneurial dream and locally it was the late Mulwana. Those three were my early standards of success for a very long time.I tried my best to follow them and everything they did from what cars they drove, how they dressed, how many kids they had, the kind of women they married, their up bringing, what they studied in school, books they read, what they were investing into, literally what they had for dinner if I could hahaha.
Following them set a path for me that am still following to date.The conviction that I can be like them or even better than them still lives with me and keeps getting stronger by the day. Some how am who I am today because of those three and the priscedence their lives set for mine. This same principle I’ve applied in my Business journey chosing role model businesses that I have tried to model mine around, not exactly to be like them but to achieve the level of excellence they have achieved or even better.
It’s created a path and direction for which the company should follow. A bar above which the business should strive to grow. For YOUNG TREPS, the model business has always been McKinsey & Company, Goka food tries to model around American Garden,GoKa Foods and Kent boringer, for makulabuys it’s Amazon and boroboro it’s monzo. This means we follow this particular businesses keenly to understand how they operate, what makes them tick and also remind our selves we need to aim for those levels and better. Anything below that is way below bar and this drives us on as we grow and strive to be up there.
This is good for every business. Find a business in your industry that’s doing way above normal and strive to be like them or even task your self to be better. Use them as your yard stick and compass and don’t rest till you hit the bar however high it might be raised.
Jaluum Herberts Luwizza is a Speaker,Writer, Columnist with the C.E.O Magazine and Contributor with the Nile Post.He is also a Business Consultant with YOUNG TREP East Africa’s No.1 Business Management and Consultancy firm that helps people start and grow profitable businesses.twitter:jaluwizza
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