I’m a huge fan of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. I discovered the wonders of Winnie the Pooh quotes while in college. His quotes can easily apply to life, business, family and friendships.
This is my list of Winnie the Pooh business tips with a few poetic licenses taken.
“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” Winnie the Pooh
Having a great idea isn’t enough in business. The key to being in business is putting action behind your idea. Your idea must be moved out of the corner of your mind and into the marketplace. Consumers will not find you; you must find them.
“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.” Winnie the Pooh
Consumers will not forget you if your values are aligned with the things that are important to them. Consumer loyalty is strong when similar values are shared.
“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.” Winnie the Pooh
Losing focus on where you are driving your business causes momentum to be lost. Always keep your eye on the goal.
“Some people care too much, I think it’s called love.” Winnie the Pooh
You should be in the business of what you love. Caring too much fuels passion and drive like no other essential business element can. Love what you do and do what you love.
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart. I’ll always be with you.” Winnie the Pooh
This is very important no matter what stage you are in business. There are steps at every level that can be frightening. Always, always remember that, “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”