With the turn of the year our business expectations come into focus and most reflect on what has gone before … usually for me it’s when I’m putting together a fresh pot of tea, sitting down with friends … what about you?
We have a plan (of course we do) and that plan may not be a lot different to last year although, at this time and with the benefits of hindsight, like you I tend to become a little more critical. I’m adding to this, taking away from that, building more actions and reference points to the existing plan to help guide me forward.
All these actions set out to make me busier, to be more profitable!
How did your three words guide work for you last year? Do you need to revise the short cut to your ‘key action’ reminders? Again, this proves more work for us …keeping us busy.
It’s easy to feel overrun sometimes with the must do’s, the add-ons, his/her opinion etc., all of those critical elements we feel we need to encompass in the plan, the bigger picture.
It is of course important to simply begin the journey in the first place.
Take the business plan you are working with, assess and consider really what needs doing and understand that some, though not everything may be accomplished today. Some of these small actions we implement will hugely impact the forward planning and ultimately the results so take just a little time … small steps.
More importantly is, as a business owner, we have the willingness to take those small steps of change, to improve, one step at a time.