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Mozart – Master of His Trade

Posted January 13th, 2013 by bbsadmin & filed under General Business, Motivation.

Mozart became a master of his trade and can be an example to entrepreneurs on doing the same.

1. Sharpen your intellect

Mozart once attended a performance in the Sistine chapel. He was able to write the entire score from the performance by memory (Biography.com, 2012). It is clear that his sharp mind helped him in his amazing and well-loved compositions. Business leaders understand that decisions are what make up the business. They understand that they must have a quick intellect. They commit necessary principles to memory as well as names of acquaintances. They are always looking for ways to increase their understanding. Are you learning something new about your business or industry on a regular basis? Have you committed the names of your employees and key members of the business to memory? Have you committed the names of important contacts to memory?

2. Ambition to fuel the spirit of entreprenuership

Mozart started out as an assistant concertmaster. He was appointed by the Archbishop. Though it was rewarding he knew he could do better than an assistant. He quit that position and started doing things on his own. Consider what the world would have been like if he had remained in that position the rest of his life. We would not have the same music we have today. The world would have not received the fullness of his brilliance. Whether you have started your own business or climbed the corporate ladder, don’t forget the reason why you decided to do something different. Remember why you didn’t want to remain where you were way back when. Consider the potential for impact you now have. Never lose the ambition or the vision of what you can offer as a leader. You will probably make just as much an impact as you think you can. Remember the reason why you are doing what you are doing.

3. Power of role models

Mozart, like many successful individuals, had role models, Johannes Sebastian Bach and George Frederic Handel were Mozart’s (Biography.com, 2012). Schooling gives us the opportunity to learn patterns and principles of different subjects. Why should business or leadership be any different? Is there a business leader you admire? Why do you admire this business leader? What can you apply from this business leader’s life to pattern your own business success? It’s hard to aim when you don’t know what you are shooting for. Seek good role models.

4. Ethics inside and outside of the office

Mozart is said to have become a freemason. It is also said that this affiliation became an influential part of his music. Your character, or lack of character, can strongly influence your business ethics. It is hard to be one person outside of the office and another person inside the office. Just as Mozart’s affiliations (outside life) influenced his music (business life) your choices outside the office will influence inside the office. Develop strong character and principles to direct your decisions outside the office as well as inside the office.

5. The Importance of Placement

During the time when Mozart moved to Vienna, it was a location that was known for classical music at the time. His fame may not have reached the peak it did if he had not been located in a place where the product was valued. Consider the lesson that he teaches business owners and business leaders; the importance of location. Make sure your location has the correct market and demographics. Consider the placement of your products and services. Are you reaching the target market you are looking for? Learn from Mozart and know the importance of placement.

Notable Quotes

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”

Works Cited

Biography.com. (2012, October 29). Wolfgang Mozart . Retrieved from biography.com: http://www.biography.com/people/wolfgang-mozart-9417115?page=2

Brainy Quotes. (2012, November 2). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Retrieved from Brainy Quotes: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/wolfgang_amadeus_mozart.html