Face it. Good habits are not just for nuns. As business owners, we wear a lot of hats, but in the process may lose sight of the very hat can mean the difference between growing businesses and it is planning on the vine. So, try this “routine” on for size and see how it works for you.
Here are seven basic steps that you want to exercise, immediately begin to grow your business:
1. Increase Your Vision
Ever see a horse with blinders on? Provided blinders are great for keeping the horse on course, but business owners wearing blinders are going to be blind-sided because they did not expect to happen. The broader vision:
Keep on top of new trends happening in your
Upstairs creative solutions for growing your business
Network with like-minded (and maybe even some non-like-minded) people and hear their ideas
2. Start thinking outside Sox
Yes, you read that right. If you’re like me, the phrase “Outside the Box” has run its course, but beyond Sox way to think fast on your feet. This does not make rash decisions, but it does mastering some critical thinking skills. To do this: Do not automatically follow convention. Look at the problem areas from their roots (ask, “Where is the problem of origin”) and attack the problem not the people associated with problem.Don’t answer questions, question the answers. This forces you to challenge things others believe are “set in stone”. Recognizing the painful realization that you may be biased, and work to weed out dated, harm the ideas you may or members of the team may carry.
Having sound systems and procedures in place are not desirable, they are a necessity. To develop effective strategies: Determine what the business can be automated and take the time to install the automated system in place.Determine whether training tools and manuals you need anonymous. How can we make them more effective? Encourage your team to get on board with the vision and mission (which means revisiting both to ensure that they are clear Test. The measure of everything. If you have not already, start somewhere to get a base number and build from there.
4. Determination, determination, decision
Recognizing that one of the most difficult roles you will play as a business owner is to be the decision maker, and often when you make the decision, fall in place.Recognize all decisions requires defining what true challenge is defining the so everyone is on the same page with the correct it.Remember to balance the need to get results fast with quality and the ability of your team to achieve the goal.
5. Remember WIIFM
Yes, “T” for them, “M” for me. The “them” in this case is twofold team and your customers. To achieve this: Be aware of the goal of the team members’ and what motivates them.Be keenly aware of what your customer wants and needs and why you are the best one to fulfill the will or need.Build trust and confidence of both teams and customers by being a good listener and a better leader. They can “think” for example, they want one thing, that you know and are able to convince them that they need something else. The key is to have faith and valuable “why” attached to the need.
6. Master “edutainment”
You guessed right. Edutainment is the fusion of education and entertainment. To balance both: Read everything you can lay your eyes on. Yes, time is precious, so make sure what you read is relevant to what you need to learn.Encourage team to learn as well.Remember as “fun” has to be part of the package. If you are dead tired, grumpy, angry, and if you see people suddenly turn and pretend they did not see you approaching, chances are that you have to take you, your company, and even life too seriously.
Encourage the team to celebrate even small victories. Make the environment you work in a pleasant and the place they want to go, rather than a place they dread going to. Growing business in a successful business is not an easy task. Remember the “Shift” happens and be ready to try something new if what you’re doing is not working. And do not be afraid or think you are a failure if you have to ask for help. That’s what business coaches do: helping business owners build stronger, more successful company.
7. Last stay in shape
Never before has it been more important to take care of yourself, eat foods that truly nourish the body and the brain, exercise, even if it means doing leg lifts on the table while you watch the webinar, and be sure to get plenty of sleep. I know, easier said than done, right? But by putting appropriate systems in place, you can spend awake rather than working in your business, buying you time to do other things & hellip; such as sleep.
Take Business Health assessment to determine where you stand, and everyone will recognize that you are not alone. Not only are thousands of other business owners out there in the same boat, but there are people out there who can help. Develop positive qualities can mean the difference between being an employee of your own business and be financially independent, successful, contributing entrepreneur.