Bootcamp, Bootstrap, and giving the Boot

It’s been awhile since I wrote my own blog-post and what inspired me to do it was that I’ve been watching the business culture of companies over a period of time, and so I decided to write about it.

Problem solving is often a task which goes into decline when we or our business are not fit.

The hard-earned truth is we need a good training program, some hard-earned business blood, sweat and tears to succeed sometimes, no? So what’s the secret?

What I’ve learned from life, and from business is as follows:

  1. Democracy is not democracy if you don’t have someone in charge. If you aren’t the one pulling the stops then you’ll be creating a business culture which does not enable you to earn a living…..How long should you be spending on tasks anyway?
  2. Digging up the dirt sometimes entails lying in it for a bit. If it were made of Lemon Meringue though, would you bother to get up?
  3. If you are out there Bootstrapping or Bootcamping, whichever, both scenarios require you to provide all the necessary services you promised your clients in ship shape time…
  4. Relationship-building trends aside, you might become embroiled in the relationship instead of using it to motivate your team to succeed. Once you have a client onboard, or an investor, get your next in line to promote, cooperate, coordinate or achieve what you got them onboard for. Don’t try to do it all on your own.
  5. When trying to cheer your team on, remember you are the mind-set of your business and your attitude effects all and everyone around. Don’t mope or slouch because that can be felt in your attitude when things haven’t gone your way.
  6. If you are looking for partners, remember that your competition is competition until they are your partners and you should be well aware that their attitude will be competitive until otherwise necessary.
  7. To give heart to your business, you need to include all things human to every aspect of your job, or else your business loses soul and the outcome will be detrimental to your ROI.
  8. When Serendipity wins the day and everyone is cheerful, don’t forget to reinvest time in your Mission Statement, just in case everyone forgot that this is a work-place and the outcome depends on their work ethics as well as your ability to lead.
  9. When the pressures of life are getting you down, resist over-working and instead, revise your weekly schedule to include an end of week toast for successes gained, new customers or more.
  10. Always give new employees a chance to put their Art into Creative drives of the company. The return on your investment will never be higher.

And finally, if you are giving your employees the boot on a regular basis, go over all of these points and figure out, what AM I DOING WRONG IF I’M BLAMING MY TRUSTED EMPLOYEES?

6 thoughts on “Bootcamp, Bootstrap, and giving the Boot

  1. angelcandelario – SUMMARY Angel Candelario is a highly experienced and articulate professional who always have time to share his areas of expertise with others in guidance of their efforts and quest for knowledge. Due to his professional background in technical writing, customer service, materials management, financial services and compliance, he has accumulated enough experience to excel at any project assigned to him. As a Senior Specialist Network Support in the Customer Service Organization at AT&T, he has increased his exposure to the world of telecommunications, making him a veteran in the industry. He is a former member of the Operations Support Department at Caribbean Financial Group, with corporate headquarters in Puerto Rico. At CFG, he led and participated in the company's efforts to continuously develop, update and assists to deploy policies, processes and procedures, with a particular focus on the impact to the Financial Services Industry throughout the Caribbean and Central America. Prior to joining CFG, he spent nine years as a manager at Alcatel-Lucent (formerly Lucent Technologies), where he managing in areas ranging from different Supply Chain functions such as Global Order Fulfillment Management, Business Analyst and Materials Manager. HIGHLIGHTS OF ANGEL’S BACKGROUND INCLUDE: 1. Preparation and review of policies and procedures like; Code of Conduct, Anti Money Laundering, Business Ethics Policies and Procedures applicable to U.S. and International Corporate operations; 2. Lead the project related to the creation, development and implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Program for CFG operations in Trinidad and Panama; 3. Alcatel-Lucent Project Team of the Year Award 2008 – America Movil Caribbean IPTV Project Team. INTERESTING OR LITTLE KNOW FACTS ABOUT ANGEL CANDELARIO Angel is An Occupational Safety and Health professional, Computer Network Specialist, graduate of Inter American University of Puerto Rico (BBA) member of the Association of Technical Communicators, and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. First language Spanish and fluent English. He is based in Puerto Rico. You may contact him for consulting services, expertise requests and business deals.
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  2. Superb blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like
    Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally confused .. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!

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