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Opinions of Friday, 30 December 2011

Columnist: Amanor, Doss

How far so far?

[I LOVE GHANA] How far so far?


Well, virtually everything that happens around us is unexpected. One wakes
in the morning and no one know what is to happen in the next minute ahead.
A friend was coming to my house on the 25th.December.2011 in the evening.
He was coming from University of Ghana, Bani hostel though the Legon Presec
route. They were two, Timms and Badon. According to their narration, they
were conversing along the road and walking toward the main gate of the
University. Just at the junction shared by Presec and Bani, Timms was
robbed off his cell phone and some cash, GH¢ 15. Badon just walked along...
They say it is Christmas and it signifies the birth of Christ and that is
suppose to mean salvation but someone was getting robbed. Probably
somewhere around the world, someone was being killed, murdered or dying of
a terminal illness. Who knows tomorrow?

Now to the subject, "how far so far "...

I have been operating Doss Empire for about a year now and my net profit is
in negative. I have not made any profit from my business so far. There is
something people call hope and that is all i have to hold on to for now.
That am hoping i make it out of the negatives and start getting positive
profit figures. The stress and frustration that comes with running a
business for a year and yet not yielding profit is unbearable. Sometimes
you don't want to even say you own a business, because when asked how well
your business is doing, a perfect harmless question about your business
could seem like the most insulting question ever. Still all i got is that
thing people call hope, that abstract noun...
If the world could see what you see, there may not be conflict of
misunderstanding because only then will they be able to understand why you
do certain things some way and expect them to understand the reason for
your decision.....
Operating a business without an office in the first place is like not
operating at all. You may have all the necessary documents showing how
legitimate your business is but without an office, the word trust may not
be your friend. In my business life, i have been operating for 1 and a half
year without an office. Sometimes, we think too much. Too much of what we
think others might be thinking about us whiles the truth is that, they are
not even thinking close to that. This condition of personal fable is a
restriction to many success story. Sometimes the client is not interested
in the fact that you don't have an office, he may be interested in the
quality of work instead and you don't approach them with your business
because you think you need everything to be complete before you start.
This way of thinking has stalled my progress for about a year now. My
advice is that, probably what you have is enough for some level of success
and you could start from there. Your brains definition of perfection is not
same as another man's brain definition of perfection.
About 70% of the solutions to our problems lies with us and not from any
external source. Blowing situation out of proportion and over elaboration
is the stumbling block to business development.
The other 30% is easily tackled once the internal portion is resolved or is
being resolved.
My advice is that, you start problem solving by trying to solve your end of
the problem. The external solution is built on the internal solution. If
the internal solution is not found, the external solution may fail to bring

Posted By Doss Amanor to I LOVE GHANA at 12/29/2011 12:07:00 PM