Moving your business from Chaos to Control is possibly the most challenging and relentless pursuit of a business owner.
The Fitbit has revolutionised personal health by giving people direct feedback on how many steps they took today and comparing it to a target or goal. 10,000 steps would be nearly impossible to count manually, but with this smart little device, we can monitor our progress at any time during the day.
How can you create a “fitbit” like structure to keep you focussed on your business goals with the ability to check progress. instantaneously?
Get to work on building your business fitbit and start moving from chaos to control today!
People know to think about failing as a good thing. However, nobody loves to fail and this is one of the biggest problems with running your own business. Learning how to fail is one the best ways to grow. Its not about failure, its about how quickly you can recover.
The tip of the week: Learn to fail faster. Make more mistakes, but learn from those mistakes and move forward.
A big problem that business owners face is that they are both the owner of the business, and the number one employee!
Have a think about what that means…
If the owner is telling the employee to be more effective, and the employee tells the owner that they’re flat out and don’t have the time. And they are one and the same person… Who wins?
This is know as collusion. In a large organisation an employee would have a job description, performance standards and KPI’s, If they don’t deliver, they don’t get to stay.
When the owner and the number one employee are the same person, they let themselves off the hook.
We see it all the time, the impact showing up as no profit in the bank account.
People end up working too hard and making no money.
Going into business means making a profit, it’s not about being in busy-ness.
Moving clockwise around the diagram, we get to the influencer. The influencer is is also outwardly focused, but they focus more on people than they do on tasks. Influencers are the life of the party, the centre of the influencers world is themselves. The influencers strength is their ability to rally people together, they are motivators, they are energised and optimistic. An influencer personality type is great at cold calling. The influencer falls short in their ability to get things done.
The next personality type is s – the Stable personality. The s person is still people oriented, but is actually an introvert – they are inwardly focused. The difference between the I and S personality types is that S people are very conscious of their surroundings and the people around them. Their biggest strength is their ability to support the team. Their weakness is that they often fear change. They are great at keeping your team together but if you ask them to do things differently or get them pumped up you may face problems because they like consistency.
I want to share a client success story today around recruitment. One of the things most people in business are scared of is building their team. When you go forward into the recruiting process with a clear vision of what you need, you’ll find that the right people will appear who can really help you with your business.
First we sat down and identified the tasks, then we went to work on defining the role. In doing this, people showed up out of the woodwork… They recruited 4 people out of an interview process where they were only expecting 1. This recruitment process ensured that the people who arrived for the interview were the perfect candidate for what the job.
The tip here is to be really clear on what your recruiting for, who is your perfect candidate? and then go to the market and you’ll be surprised how many people are available that that can help you grow your business.
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