Why Drinking Wine Can Make You Better at Running A Business
00:00 – 00:07 Introduction
Hi! It’s Adrian Law from theacademyofpositivechange.com. Today, I am coming from the beautiful McLaren Vale here in South Australia.
00:08 – 00:37 Growing A Vineyard is Like Growing a Business
The analogy today is about growing a vineyard compared to growing your own business. The first three years is vital when you are growing a vineyard and it’s the first three months, I believe, in growing any business to build the foundations properly, sometimes longer.
With a vineyard, the goal is to grow good roots and a good trunk system. Even though there are many ways to grow and train a vine, pretty much it all starts out the same way and that should be with your business as well.
00:38 – 01:01 Good Habits, Good Processes, Good Systems
One of the things you do for example is you put a cane up against one of the strongest roots. That’s a bit like when you start a business you want to make sure that you’ve got somebody like myself that can guide you and help you in those initial stages so you’re forming good habits, good processes and good systems so you’ll get good outcomes time and time again. Then you get other people doing the work for you once the processes are in place.
01:02 – 01:25 Be Prepared
Sometimes you need to put nets over the vineyards, often to keep the bugs away. In business, you want to make sure that you are prepared for the pitfalls including staff members letting you down, losing a client or the downturn in the market. You need to be prepared for all of these things and if you keep watering, keep looking after yourself and do the small yet important tasks consistently, it will grow, you’ll have some great grapes, some fantastic wine and it will make you better at running a business.
01:26 – 01:41 Closing
That is my message today. I apologise for the casual clothes. We’ve just had a beautiful weekend here in the Mclaren Vale, with some good wine, some good food, some great company; and beautiful scenery.
I am Adrian Law from the Academy of Positive Change. We’ll see you soon.