We have been enjoying the Olympics success from Team GB and how it can inspire us to greatness in all walks of life.
Our Business Navigator Mark gives us his thoughts on how running a business is a lot like being a sporting superstar.
You have to be able to take the pressure to deliver for your customers, your staff and your bank account!
Pressure doesn’t exist. It’s an artificial thing that’s a cloud that some people choose to carry and some choose to shove away. I choose to shove away as it doesn’t exist.
Adam Peaty, 100m swimming gold medal winner and world record holder
In business there are no guarantees.
Just because you do your research, know you price points and monitor your expenses doesn’t mean you are going to get your gold medal.
Sometimes things just go wrong that are out of your control and you have to pick yourself back up and carry on.
This is supposed to be the grandest stage of them all and it is ruined by a couple of judges
Jack Burnell, disqualified 10km swimmer
Investing in research and development in your business can really reap rewards, if not in the short term then with sustained future success.
You broke down everything that affects performance, every little thing and then you improve that by 1%. When you clump that all together you get a significant increase in performance.
Sir David Brailsford, Former British Cycling Performance Director