Focus is hard work

Just had a meeting with one of our portfolio companies. During the meeting, we decided again to stay focussed on the current market and improving all the foundations of the business. It's not sexy -- and at times -- not exciting but it's the hard work that's required to build a business that is worthwhile.  After the meeting, I said to the CEO -- the problem with business is that once success and profits come, we'll forget days like today when success wasn't so clear and it was actually hard to decide to stay focussed.