In this So You Want to Start a Business podcast Ingrid Thompson interviews Christian “Boo” Boucousis, Keynote Speaker and Coach.
Christian’s story is the real world example of how fighter pilots use the skills developed during their military careers to succeed in business. He is the lead Keynote Speaker and Director of Afterburner Australia.
Diagnosed with a serious medical condition, Boo could no longer fly fighter aircraft so he took the plunge into business. Using the skills and knowledge he acquired in the Air Force, Boo attributes his success in business to the values and discipline he learned in and out of the cockpit – focus, efficiency, continuous improvement and simplicity.
He is a leadership and performance expert and the author of “On Time, On Target: How Teams and Companies Can Cut Through Complexity and Get Things Done….The Fighter Pilot Way.
His interview is terrific and full of golden nuggets.
Some great quotes from ‘Boo’ during the podcast:
In this interview Christian shares some of his no nonsense entrepreneurial thinking, including:
I think of money in a business similar to fuel in a jet. It’s a finite resource and you cannot over extend yourself.
As an entrepreneur, you need to be in the now and be three months ahead at the same time.
You don’t speak to someone in terms of what your idea is – you speak to them in terms of what they need. This will help you figure out very quickly if your idea is a good one or not.
You thinking you have a good idea is not enough – others need to think it is a good idea = meets their needs
Do something tomorrow to close the gap
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My guess is that you are here for one of 2 reasons:
Are you curious about what it’s like to start a business?
Do you wonder if you have what it takes? Would your idea work? How much does it actually cost to build a successful business?
Have you been in business for a few months or a year or 2 and things aren’t going quite the way you thought they might?
I’ve written this book to answer pretty much all of your questions “So You Want to Start a Business” and you can download the first 20 pages at www.thestartupsteps.com
My 15 years of experience working with start up and small businesses are condensed into this book.
This is your step by step guide to launch your business smarter and faster. It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.
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