I previously sat on the Executive Committee of a wonderful non-profit education institute in Australia. I also worked as a lecturer, marketer and events manager.

Feeling maxed most of the time I was looking at transitioning into "business development". So I pitched the idea to the Chairman. His response:

You can work business development when we have a business to develop!

The lesson was one of first principles, applicable to any business. Do with it what you will.

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