Posted May 14, 2018 03:29:08When you’re an entrepreneur and you want to get noticed, you have to be able to make something work.
There’s no easy answer to that.
But when I worked in sales for a major retail chain in the early 2000s, I found myself with two very different ideas for a business.
The first was a big, high-end department store that was trying to figure out what to do with the money it had raised through a campaign.
I remember being told that we’d be able do a few big, bold things and that I’d be part of that.
I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant at the time.
But I was convinced that we could do something that made money.
I was also convinced that the people we were working with had enough knowledge and experience in retailing and the business world that we were going to be successful.
The second idea was that I could take a different approach to my job.
My role was to make sure that our store was always staffed.
I didn’t have to go into sales to do that.
Instead, I could focus on making sure that we kept our employees engaged, happy, and focused.
What I found out when I started out was that the second strategy was incredibly difficult.
Because I was focused on our sales, I wasn’t doing much to make our employees happy.
Instead of hiring people who could deliver positive sales, we hired people who were happy.
We hired people that had experience in their chosen field, and that were willing to invest time in our company and in the people who worked there.
I learned to be incredibly self-centered and overly confident.
And I also learned to take shortcuts.
As a result, the store went from being a top-tier destination to being a bottom-tier location.
And over the course of the next decade, that bottom-level location became a full-service restaurant, with all the amenities you’d expect from a restaurant: free Wi-Fi, an in-store bar, a rooftop pool, and, of course, the best coffee in town.
For the last decade, I’ve been building a new business out of that store.
As part of my transition to this new venture, I wanted to learn more about the people I worked with.
So I started interviewing people who had been there, as well as people who might have had experience working there, and I found that a lot of them had similar problems to me.
It turns out that the two approaches were incredibly similar.
What they both had in common was that they had a strong sense of purpose and a strong desire to succeed.
I’ve found that the most important thing about people who work in retail is that they have a sense of ownership.
They have a strong belief that they can achieve something, and they believe that they are going to succeed because they have the ability to do so.
In other words, the biggest hurdle that most people encounter in business is a sense that they don’t have the power to succeed, because they don and can’t.
People who have experienced working in retail say that the biggest obstacle to success in retail, whether it’s a small company or a big one, is a lack of leadership.
It’s the lack of the ability for someone to have that leadership.
And this is the reason that I decided to focus on bringing people in who were going for the same thing.
This article originally appeared on Fortune.com.
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