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Optimism, Confidence, Spin & Reality!

By , July 17, 2014

Optimism, Confidence, Spin & Reality!

There is no doubt about the benefits of optimism and well founded confidence. World Cup winner Germany would surely have had both – mixed with dedication, moderation and a healthy sense of the challenge of the final.

We saw a loss of confidence play out in Port Power’s game last weekend where the sapping demons of lowered confidence played into the hands of a more optimistic opponent. The sports fields of the nation show us the benefits of a well-trained, well planned optimistic confident approach. Very little ‘Bradbury’ about that.

South Australia seems to lack both optimism and confidence at the moment. The continuous 24 hour reporting cycle and analysis does not help. How many times do we need to be told about the appalling unemployment rate? Surely there is greater benefit in agreeing and joining a plan to solve this difficulty.

Enter Spin & Reality. Serious spin about South Australia’s mining boom, delivered by the truckload a decade ago and intensified until the reality of BHP’s decision to shelve arrived, has done considerable damage to our self-belief, optimism and confidence.

The reality is – we are in a hole – we as individuals, our SME’s, larger businesses, all, must gather our best people, our best brains and our best work ethic to climb out and get back in the game. Building self-confidence, recovering optimism, dealing with the reality of a new plan will work.

Spin will not, has not and cannot. Stop the spin.

Start the engines of reality and effort. Confidence can follow.

bevanroberts

Bevan Roberts

CEO/Director | Dale Wood Business Sales Consultancy

Bevan Roberts has been for many years the CEO of South Australia's best known business sales consultancy and brings a wealth of experience to his role as a partner in Succession Plus.

Succession Plus Partner - South Australia