With St Patrick’s Day soon upon us, there will be plenty of time for a few drinks to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. There are many quotes attributed to St Patrick’s Day and the Irish over the years, some of which can be applied to your business. Here are our top 10 St Patrick’s Day Quotes with lessons for your business –
Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.
This rings true with business. If you are out looking for the one break that might transform your business in an instant, then you don’t see the many small opportunities that can help you build that better business. Success isn’t found overnight, but from a series of small steps in the right direction. Don’t lose sight of this.
A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
And this applies to your best customers too. A fantastic customer won’t only keep buying from you but will tell all of their contacts how great you are too. These are worth their weight in gold. We all know it is far more expensive to go out and find new customers than it is to retain the ones you have.
May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.
We can sometimes fall into the trap of filling our day with all manner of information and activity that holds no real benefit. Retaining information that doesn’t take you forward just slows you down. Many businesses are simple but make things complicated. Cut back all the unnecessary and focus on what works.
May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
And we dwell far too much on past failures. These are not reasons to become upset or downhearted. They are just experience – you have found out a way that doesn’t work, just like Thomas Edison. You should always look forward to solutions that will drive your business forward.
May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies.
Life, and business, are too short to feel hatred towards others. You may have competitors, but there is a fair chance that you can exist happily together, because –
- There are more than enough customers to go around
- When you look deeper, you don’t offer precisely the same services
You should focus on the positives and leave all the negative side of business for others.
May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.
And on the note of positivity, the ‘glass is half full’ attitude will take you a long way. Thinking in positive terms about all aspects of your business will rub off on your team and your customers.
May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, but never catch up.
And this taps into the way you plan and organise your business. Getting this right can give you that head start on any potential issues that arise. Having a set of robust plans for your business will allow you to deal with any ‘misfortune’ in a structured and efficient way that means it doesn’t disrupt your business.
May your home always be too small to hold your friends.
And this goes for tour business too. If you look to grow, then you can find that your customers multiply in a way that you don’t have the capacity to help them all. Working with a strategic partner like Harlands means that you can plan and forecast for this growth and put the plans in place to ensure you are ready - and turn it into a success. Get in touch to find out more about how we help.
St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.
For many businesses, the Spring and Summer months are when everything starts to bloom. St Patricks Day is a great time to take stock and make sure you are ready for this part of the year. As the season changes, demand does too.
Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.
And there is a vital lesson here too. The way that you treat others comes back to you. So, there may be times you have to deliver bad news – make sure you do this in a diplomatic way that spares feelings and saves face. The boot may be on the other foot one day.
Have a great St Patrick’s Day everyone!