In traditional mathematics a quotient is the result of a divination. When we divide a figure with another one, the resulting number is the actual quotient. But how does this compare to business and what can we do to determine our success quotient?
Wikipedia describes the three main factor of divination as follows:
a – resembles the starting dividend
b – resembles the divisor and
c – resembles the quotient which in our example is business success.
However, if business success were as easy as mathematics, we would all roll around the floor laughing. Unfortunately it takes more to achieve success in business than doing a mere calculation.
While the pond is truly big enough for all of us, it is only a few swimmers who populate the waters when the sun is out.
The starting dividend of business
So where does it all start then? The answer is actually very straight forward if you think about it. The dividend of a in business is the idea, inspiration, the desire and the passion. These are all mere fractions of dividend a and yet play a major factor in their individual make up.
See, an idea is worthless without the drive to get going. Passion is stale if there is no purpose or intent. We need all these factors to take dividend a off to a happy start. Once we are on the go, it becomes easier the more we grow resilient against outside disturbances.
Business ideas can be received from unexpected sources. In fact, when we are trying the least we normally come up with the best ideas altogether and this is directly related to our inner child and the way we can perceive things without knowing.
Once we set the idea into fruition with the help of the other dividend factors, we often run into annoying divisors.
The divisor nasties
While I say nasties, these divisors are essential to our success quotient. For without them we would never appreciate our success and what it took to get there. While the divisor is the figure b in our mathematical example, it isn’t necessary a bad figure, but yet I see all the external influences that hinder us from getting ahead in business as divisor nasties or b.
Classic business divisor b factors are normally procrastination, setbacks, failure, mistakes and general doubt in our own abilities to succeed. A divisor b could also be a detour, you know the kind when you see somebody else being successful with something you always wanted to act on but never did.
So you drop everything you currently do and turn into the wind – head on. Big mistake! Not only will this fuel the nasties, but it will slow your current business right down and set you back months if not years.
The idea is to take these divisors and run with them, adapting, learning, observing and appreciating every single step we make in the right direction. We all do it. The key is to be smart about them and recognize them for what they are – signs to better ourselves.
Your business success quotient
Finally, the desired result. Success = c. You will get there by observing the signs and staying within the path of the calculation. If you think about it, business success really isn’t that hard. It is straight forward and includes a lot of common sense.
The thing is, most of us tend to make it complicated. But if you stay on track, like with a simple calculation you will find that all it takes is your idea, a healthy dose of passion and lots of action.
Here is to our success! Or c you there.