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SHOUT OUT!

ANDREW GRIFFITHS

AUSTRALIAS #1 SMALL BUSINESS AUTHOR AND GLOBAL SPEAKER!

The Key to Keeping Up in a Modern Business World

I love the quote by renowned author and futurist from the 1980’s - Alvin Toffler. He stated that “The illiterate of the 21st century would not be those that can’t read or write, but those that can’t learn, unlearn and then relearn”. This has become my mantra in life and in business and I’ve spread the word on this concept to every corner of the planet. Today I have the great pleasure of meeting many thousands of business owners every year. Most are struggling to keep up with the modern world, staying abreast of the changes wrought by technology, global competition, evolving consumers and simply fitting enough into a day. Let’s be honest, it’s very confronting and challenging to be in business. At the same time, there is incredible support and information out there for business owners. In fact it’s mind boggling what we have available at our fingertips. However, it all amounts to nothing if we don’t make the

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time to use this information. To engage and be involved in business development groups. To commit time to using online resources. To spend time watching videos, reading articles and learning from others. The bottom line is there are two types of business starting to emerge. Those that are falling behind as they struggle to keep up in a rapidly changing world, mainly because they don’t treat keeping up as a priority. And the second type is hugely proactive. They commit time to learning, to growing to evolving - they know that if they don’t keep up, things will only get harder. Their proactive stance is driving them forward and giving them a huge competitive advantage. My advice is that whenever you have the opportunity to engage with a group of like minded, smart, genuine business owners who are stepping up to create a supportive environment, engage and engage fully. Share your own knowledge

and experience with the group, because that’s valuable and make a point of encouraging others to do the same. The smart and successful business of tomorrow will be the one that invests time to learn, unlearn and relearn. I have absolutely no doubt about that. The big question is what are you doing to achieve this?

Andrew Griffiths is highly regarded as one of the leading small business and entrepreneurial minds on the planet. Andrew has 12 books currently sold in over 60 countries, he works with a host of media organisations commentating on the small business world, including Inc.com and CBS, and he has spoken to hundreds of thousands of Small Business owners across every medium imaginable. https://www.andrewgriffiths.com.au

Profile for Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce

Northern Voice - Issue 1 February 2019  

Welcome to the first edition of the Northern Voice! A monthly e-magazine brought to you by the Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce, showcasi...

Northern Voice - Issue 1 February 2019  

Welcome to the first edition of the Northern Voice! A monthly e-magazine brought to you by the Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce, showcasi...