Escape the Hidden Enemy of Small Business Growth

As small business owners, we sometimes have days in which we run short of time, money, patience, or expertise. Resources seem to be stretched thin or gone altogether. I recently watched a fascinating documentary which reminded me that we always have one unique resource on tap. We need only decide to use it. In the beginning of the Werner Herzog film, Little Dieter Wants to Fly, Dieter Dengler is shown habitually opening, closing, and re-opening doors—his car door, the front door to his house, interior doors.  An ex-prisoner of war, he does this as an intentional reminder to be grateful for the fact that he can open a door. His house is full of paintings of open doors and the exterior walls are mostly made of windows. No one is ever again going to lock him up or keep him in the dark. The film speaks volumes about the man’s life that can’t be conveyed in a short article. What I can relay however,...
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