By Stewart Nicholas, Owner and Lead Process Developer at Nik Systems
Welcome to Nik Systems Blog Post 8, covering product development and growth of Nik Systems through October 28, 2020.
Before I get into the meat of this post, I’m going to let you in on a secret that no working professional or new entrepreneur in their right mind wants you to know.
I don’t know what I’m doing.
Does that come as a shock? Hopefully not, but if it does, it shouldn’t. So please, kill your assumptions and any misplaced trust you have in anything I have to say about the direction and future success of this company.
Am I committing professional suicide? I don’t think so. I’m not saying anything that any thinking person doesn’t already know. In fact, I’m just being practical.
Unlike many new business owners, I’m not wandering through the forest drunk off my own ambition. I know that hope isn’t a tactic.
As a working professional I’ve garnered over 20 years of success across a wide range of technical fields. I’m a master of my trade. But, to date, I’ve gained no more than 6 months of exposure as the head of a company.
I’m a commonsense strategist, a sound tactician, and a gifted leader (at least that’s what I’m told), but the term “business mogul” certainly hasn’t found its place on my resume.
At this point in my career I’m certain of only one thing. I’m almost never the smartest guy in the room. Which works well for me because to succeed in this business requires a healthy dose of humility. As a new business owner, setting aside my ego, and possessing a formative sense of humility, opens a channel for me to understand the needs of my potential customers.
That’s why my team and I are working so hard to build up Nik System’s Free Initial Consult service.
Contact us today to help align our services with your need or simply begin a relationship that’s bound to accelerate change in the way our companies do business. We’ll strive together to achieve peak performance and have a winning impact on the marketplace.
Thanks for Reading
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Have a blessed day!
About the Author
Stewart Nicholas is a U.S. Army combat-veteran who served as a team leader with the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) on Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. After leaving the military, he went on to provide over a decade of service to the non-profit industry and founded Nik Systems, a community minded business consultancy located in Northern New York. He holds a B.S. in Information Systems from SUNY Empire State College and is a Certified ScrumMaster (SCM) through Scrum Alliance.