Is your business a grammar class or ideas class?

Many people are afraid of taking that critical first step to their business success for fear of making mistakes. They are afraid of speaking out their mind for fear of making grammatical mistakes. It is said that the fear of public speaking is one of the top two things in addition to death most people are afraid of.

Such people have inner little voice that keeps telling them “you will make mistakes”, “your grammar is not good”, “you stammer”, “there are better educated people in the audience”, “you cannot do this”, “you are poor speaker”, etc. Do you have such negative voices?

The same reasons can explain why most people are afraid of publishing. They fear to have typos, mistakes, misspellings in their work.

The good news is English is a first language for very few people. It is likely that you just learnt English. As such, it should not get in the way of your success. You need to learn just enough English to express your skills and great ideas to empower others to grow. Otherwise, consider becoming an English teacher.

What I want to tell you today is that express yourself freely. There are folks who are so obsessed that they will refuse to learn from your ideas because your report contains a typo. Just ignore. Such people are slaves of their own limited thinking.

Your business and life is not a grammar class. It is all about great ideas.

So, your business is not about being perfect in English. It is not an English exam. It is about having winning ideas and putting them into action first in your local language, then translating it in other languages. You could as well hire someone to do the translation for you.

Don’t wait reaching the world. Speak up! You will never learn all the languages so well not to make mistakes.

About M. B. Mugisa

Mustapha Barnabas Mugisa is one of those rare people who provides business consulting and advisory to professionals and corporate entities who demand the very best. He is a prolific speaker and governance (strategy and risk) expert. His speaking involves making key notes at major conferences and business events on both technical subjects and leadership skills. A change agent and motivational speaker. Mustapha provides tools and proven methodologies to remarkable results through making people appreciate change. Visit Mustapha's LinkedIn profile to know more. Mustapha is the architect of #WinningMindset Leadership and #WinningTheGame strategy approach that combines Harvard Business strategy Playing To Win, with the Blue Ocean Strategy and Balanced Score Card to deliver a strategy that is easy to execute and monitor. Visit for special insights to improve your condition. Are you too good to be great?

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