People want to be heard. To protect your boundaries make sure that you communicate in advance about how you operate. Create a system that you use consistently. Make sure that it is working and that your customers like it. Somewhere in the system, give them an opportunity to give you feedback.
Winter 2012 – Business Tune Up
Workshop Series for Business Leaders
Sponsored by High Performance Advocates, Sierra Commons and The Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce
Now you: What is your purpose? The one you feel you are on the planet to accomplish? The big juicy one that may or may not have to do with your business product or service? Take your time. Think it through. When you get it it will seem so easy, like taking a breath.
You may have heard me say that you can not motivate other people. Motivation comes from an inner sense of contribution to something bigger than ourselves. So the question I am really asking here is:
“How can I get my employees to care as much about my business as I do?”
“Create a culture where they are contributing to something bigger than themselves.”
No matter how big or small (just you?), it is time to gather your team. The more brains gathered the better. Start by brainstorming your strengths and weaknesses. Create and review a budget. Analyze the development and delivery of your product. Review pricing and margins. Create a sales and marketing plan. Create goals. And if you don’t know how to do this, get help.
Why do you need more time? What would you do if you actually found yourself with the available time you crave? Would you build your business? Complete big projects? Relax and renew? Most of us know exactly what we would do, yet we allow ourselves to get buried in the avalanche of management and our task list.
I have been a yogi for many years and I often practice at Grass Valley Bikram Yoga. I also have the pleasure of knowing Kelly as a member of one of Nevada County’s most prolific mastermind groups. Here she is in Friday’s local edition of The Union newspaper. Go Kelly!
I am a voracious reader. But when I looked back at what I read in 2011, it was either less than 2010 or not as many influencers. Here is the short stack on business or related topics that rose to the top this year.
My year has been a tremendous year of learning. I am going to post my TOP 10 things I have done and learned this year which I will complete by sunset. Please join me! #10 I can win both a…