Small Business Focus

Small business lessons from ‘Mayweather vs McGregor’

You must play to your strengths…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

You can’t be all things to all people.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

It takes a huge amount of time to create ‘muscle memory’.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Aurik Business Accelerator’s Pavlo Phitidis for his small business feature.

Phitidis says the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has a number of lessons for small business owners.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

Mayweather walked out with about R4 billion.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

All he [Mayweather] has ever done is box.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

The rules were completely stacked against McGregor.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

As much as my heart was with McGregor, my head was with Mayweather.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Practice perfects action.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

The rules of boxing and MMA are vastly different…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

An ‘asset stack’ is the elements you need to take you from where you are to where you want to be…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

McGregor came into the fight not really knowing much about boxing.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

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