Pressures Can Mold You

Pressures Can Mold You
July 15, 2016 David Kamanzi

Difficult situations in business can cause you to make needed adjustments and improvements. #000018

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Pressures Can Mold You

By David Kamanzi   From Uganda Africa

My name is David Kamanzi and today I’m going to talk to you about pressure. Pressure is good, can be good and not bad. And some of my missteps I would like to share with you is pushed me to think for solutions. It pushed me to think for solutions where I was. I needed to come up with solutions to make sure that I provide, I hit the target. and caused me to grow. I saw my growth and it excited me in business. Because in my bottle business I needed more bottles. The first step was I needed to give her a hundred bottles each day. Her business was growing which caused my business also to grow. She wanted them to  give each day 500 business and so I was under pressure.

I tried each day to provide 500 business, but many times I would collect a few 300 or 250 and then I realized I had to think. And then I realized that I needed to get a few people to help me. Then I talked to the boys on the street and said hey I need your help. I need to hit the target 500 bottles each day, and if each can collect 100 each then we will hit the target. So, the boys agreed and we agreed on the price I was going to pay them and so each day we made sure that each collected a hundred bottles and so we tried to look for places, hotels, all these places that people were using water. So, we talked to them. We talked to the hotel and say if you finish using the water please put the bottles on the side we will come and collect them. So we made sure. We were under pressure. This lady called us each time. “I’m getting customers every day, and so I need bottles. I need you to bring bottles”. But it was exciting. It made us worked so hard. So, we made sure that each collected the bottles and every evening would sit together and encourage ourselves. And I excited my boys. So each time we collected the bottles and then my business grew. Her business grew and mine also grew because I could collect all these bottles. I could give her the 500 bottles and she would pay me each time because she relied on my help. She relied on me for containers and I worked very hard to satisfy her demands.

Again, I would like to give you a small background of this other business I came to go into. A friend helped me to start a business transportation and I dropped children to school. I dropped people. I pick people from the airport and drop them. Then I came to fall into a deal. This guy from UN wanted me to take the specific people from the refugee camp to the hospital. So, that was a deal but also it gave me pressure. Because they called me and they wanted to check the car. They wanted to look at my tires and my service and all these things. But they said oh we are sorry we’re not going to give you this deal because you don’t have good tires. You have not done the service, and then I was under pressure. But this time I realized oh this friend who helped me could help me with some money to buy tires. Then I tried to call my friends. Hey, I have a deal but my tires are bad could you help me put the tires on my car? And as my friend said, I’m sorry this time, I will not help you. So boy, I was squeezed in the corner because I was going to lose this business. I almost lost it because this guy was not helping and so I had no solution.

Again I had to think. I’m out of business. I have lost the deal. So, I had to think. Each time I dropped the children at school, I had an envelope idea. So, I bought some envelopes and I said I am going to put aside some money each time. And this money is going to help me each time when I don’t have money for my tires for the business. Because I was under pressure. I don’t want each time I am called to deliver people or to do any business I did not want to have an excuse or to think about someone that could rescue me out of this situation. So I had to save. So pressure taught me how to save a little bit for my business. I put aside some money for my business. Recently my friends were coming and they called me and said hey, would you want to come and drive us. I realized I had my tires now fixed and everything and I could do the business. And I could come and drive them. So, pressure many times will help you to think. It will help you to think. Then you come up with solution. How do I come out of this? So, dear viewers the topic today was the pressures we get in business. Because many times pressures will be good. They will help us to grow they will help us to come up with solutions. Thank you viewers. Thank you for listening to me and our topic today. Pressures will help you to grow. It will help you to think. So they helped me. They can help you.



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