This weekend we had our company’s monthly International Business Day.
This day is always a very inspiring day with a number of speakers who are building their business successfully. By explaining how they build their business they inspire others to do the same.
The first speaker of the day used a fragment of a video that we have used many times already in our training centre. It’s a speech by Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the University-wide Commencement at The University of Texas (Austin, May 17th 2014).
The fragment used can be watched here (first minute).
If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right. And, if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made — and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.
For all the attendee’s of our International Business Day the fragment of this speech was inspiring.It stipulated the need to work from a structure.
Structure is forced on you when you are in the Military. In our company we cannot force structure on our business partners, but we have found that its super important to have one.
You can watch the full version of his speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esoQKkFQoIQ.
(Watching the full version is worth while.)