The Art of Business- There Are No Rules

The Art of Business- There Are No Rules

Original Post 06/26/2009 

“Every business... operates according to its own rules. There are many ways to run a successful company. What works once may never work again.” This is what Richard Branson writes in his book Business Stripped Bare. “There are no rules. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing.” Another well known influential author, writer, expert remote viewer, Ingo Swann, stated exactly the same thing in an interview on the Jeff Rense internet show some years ago. When Jeff asked Ingo towards the end of the segment what one thing stands out that he would like people to know, he said, after some thought, quote, “I want people to understand there are no rules”. He stated this three times. Yes, three times. When he stated this, it was said from a place of strength and power, which emphasized the importance of that statement. There are no rules. Almost ten years later the same truth and fact is at the door once again to greet open ears and make the same point. You don’t learn something new by following something old. The year 2009 is proving to be a time of great awareness and subsequent change, with many parts of the old economy dissolving, much higher debt loads, both personal and public, and a feeling of acceptance of the new ‘economy’. Is this a good thing? Are we all just to fit into this so called ‘new reality’ and just “go get a job (any J.O.B.) until things improve” or is it truly time to step up to the plate to prove to ourselves that we are capable of getting out of bed in the morning and go out into the world with the premise ‘there are no rules so why don’t I just get out there and do what I can to? What a concept, right? If Richard Branson was sitting at your kitchen table with you right now, this very moment, and made that statement in response to a question you asked him about what you should do today, to change your personal situation, how would you react. Would you take his words seriously? Or respond to him that he is crazy and it’s easy for him to say that because he has a lot of wealth! Can you imagine what it is like from his point of view holding this statement as truth and offering it as a life line as being critical to your answer and growth into the future? Most people are scared to conceive an idea, any idea, that challenges the norm. I say throw the norm out, burn the dam bridge, do whatever it takes to get out from under your situation from the belief that to win you must go forward knowing the simple truth there are no rules. There are no rules. Until The Next WebLog, GG