I am sick and tired of business owners who don’t have the guts to deal with the issues in their business. I hear excuse after excuse as to why they are in the situation they are in. I am tired of the excuses. People make mistakes, that is a given, however, making the same mistake over and over is an issue of competence or fear.
It is hard to own and run a business. Anyone who tells you otherwise does not know. It is not easy to wear all the hats you have to wear. It take courage to get past the being popular, to being the leader you need to be in their business. Business owners need to start with leading themselves effectively. Take responsibility for yourself, your situation and the results from your business. Quit blaming the economy, your family, your employees, your customers, etc. Decide today that you are going to do something different to get better results. That may mean you need to fire an employee or a customer. Don’t be afraid. Do it and move on quickly.
Start making better choices. Develop a plan and follow it. Quit flying by the seat of your pants and hoping things get better. Use your mind to consider the options and outcomes before spending that money or establishing that relationship. Stop, think, consider your options, make a decision and then GO!
Make sure your values and your business values line up. If they conflict, you will have no credibility in your business or with your staff. Do as I say, not as I do, does not fly. Set the example and treat people the way you would like to be treated. Stop making excuses and take responsibility for what you do and how you do it.
If you want different results, you have to do things differently! Start by changing your mindsets about yourself and your business. It is the first step.