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Who Is Ray Kroc? Or 8 Ways To Get Common Sense

Who Is Ray kroc? Or 8 Ways To Get Common Sense

He joined McDonald’s in 1954 and created the most successful worldwide business. He purchased the chain from the McDonald brothers who really did not want to go any further than owning a half dozen franchises. What we can learn from Ray is in his books. The thing that stood out for me was “he took naps”.

One afternoon I perused Amazon books on getting leads. My eyes wandered to books on disciplines in business. There are hundreds of these under $25. Do any of those books tell you to take a nap?  No.  To me, that is simply common sense.

Common sense – what is it and how do you get it?

Is it something we are born with or is it learned?

Albert Einstein wasn’t a great believer in always doing things according to what society considered “common sense”. Where did that get him?  We all know the answer to that.

If you are lacking in common sense I would suggest you learn as much as you can. Knowledge helps a person to discern. As we stay on the path of knowledge, experiences present themselves that help us grow in common sense.

Write out on a piece of paper (no typing or tapping on a tablet) actually write out your thoughts on how you would tackle certain scenarios as they arise in business. I.e. if you were a Persian rug company and there was a war in Persia, what would you do?

•   Concentrate on solutions not problems 

•    Set your alarm clock for the same time every day  

•    Get up – seriously, don’t hang out in bed

•    Pour your cup of magic and tie yourself at the desk 

•    One hour devoted to your business ventures for the day

•    ½ hour to read the daily news on your tablet – love the 10 things to   know for the day on business week

•    Observe everything fiercely

Common sense is a basic ability to perceiveunderstand, and judge things, which is shared by (“common to”) nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for debate.


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