While the fireflies are saying 'ready, set, glow', we can be thinking about the Olympics in our own lives.
Entrepreneurs don't ever race the 100m track because they're always on the bumpy road. When it boils down to creating a connection between the Olympic Games and your own business, the direct similarities are ever so prevalent: Preparation, Planning, Execution, Perseverance, Reflection - just to name a few. How can we - as entrepreneurs - mold our thinking to go for gold?
You have probably heard about Mack Horton this week after he made an injudicious remark about Chinese swimmer, Sun Yang, after Yang had previously tested positive for drug use.
Entrepreneurs will often have issues with their own conscience, however, much the same as athletes; we should should focus on preparation, planning, execution, perseverance and reflection; in order to build on our existing framework.
I have found the Olympic Games to be one of the most useful and envisaging analogies of what entrepreneurship comes down to, and I hope you can understand this perspective as well.
Go for gold.