MD has supported same football team since childhood
Jan. 10, 2013
-- Duco Global’s Managing Director came from humble beginnings, brought up in Dudley in the West Midlands, going to football matches as a child with his dad and granddad. Being brought up around a family of West Bromwich Albion fans, some might say it’s in his blood. Now the Managing Director says that we can take inspiration from the way we support our sports teams and use it to help us advance in business.
‘West Bromwich Albion don’t always win! But I still support them; they are my team and what I was brought up with! It’s fair to say it’s a rollercoaster journey and a mixture of emotions- but true fans remain committed through the ups and downs. This is an attitude that I have taken with me into business and has definitely contributed to my achievements so far’.
‘As soon as you accept that things wont always go exactly to plan and change your outlook accordingly you can really start to progress in business’ says the Managing Director. ‘Even the most famous entrepreneurs like Richard Branson make mistakes. The reason that Branson is so successful and respected is that he takes risks, takes responsibility, learns and moves on from them’.
‘When I first started out in business there were definitely some ups and downs. One thing that I’ve learned is that there are going to be a few stumbles along the way. The thing is it’s not the actual fall that people remember, it’s how you handled it and turned it around’.
West Bromwich Albion have seen some success recently, they are currently the best-ranked team in the West Midlands and sit in 7th place in the Premier league.
‘Perseverance, commitment and staying with your plan through ups and downs are crucial when building your own career. The comparison helped me to put things into perspective while I was training and planning for my own business. If I had given up on the game because my team played badly or lost a game, I would have missed out on their recent successes. The same goes for business- if I had given up every time things got hard or went wrong, I would not be sitting here today as Managing Director of my own company’.