It is hard to imagine that the successful people we know today were once afraid and startups. Their success stories almost sound like made up stories. They are hard to believe and comprehend. One example is Sheldon Lavin. He is the current Chief Executive Officer of the OSI Group. Lavin is the majority shareholder in the firm.
It all began when he was a financial consultant. The firm he started was to help attract companies that he would later develop into a chain of corporations providing the daily essentials to the customers. He was right for the job because he had studied accounting and finance in school. Sheldon Lavin says that he suffered from confidence issues in his first days at work. He says that it is normal to feel scared when you are trying something new because you really do not know how it will turn out and whether investing in the venture is right the right move.
Luckily, things work out in his favor, and he began enjoying his profits in a years’ time. Sheldon Lavin says that his breakthrough was with the Otto & Sons. They wanted money to expand the business, and he had the money. He believed in their strategy and plunged in; he never regretted his decision.
As a business person, you always have the challenge of ensuring that your products are selling. While referrals are crucial in every business, it is always important to expand our networks. Sheldon Lavin says that from the beginning, he knew that technology could affect the way the business works starting from the management to marketing. They, therefore, have their marketing team that works to advertise their products online. The team is always aware of other platforms that come up and ensure they use them as well. Online marketing has been indispensable to the team because it has clients from different parts of the world.
Sheldon Lavin says that one factor that contributes to the success in his career is his ability to plan ahead. He adds that from a tender age, he always asked himself how the decision he made could affect his future. The technique has boosted his success in his business.