SEVEN STEPS TO GET YOUR BUSINESS IN SHAPE - Part 3
Updated: Jan 19
STEP 4 - CONSISTENCY MATTERS
You never make progress in any aspect of your business if you are not consistent. Adam tells me that all he needs to exercise is a floor, a chair and some rubber exercise cords and/or a doorframe. He can work out every aspect of his body using his body weight alone. But having this type of plan in hand is useless if he does not do it so many times a week. The more consistent he is, the more results he will see. Does the same apply to your business? It does not matter how many manuals you have on your shelf, how many plans, protocols, processes, procedures and policies you have in place, if you do not adhere to them, inforce them, practice them, and make sure everyone in your business understands them and applies them, you will not make any progress! Pick any business in any industry. Those who are successful in the long-term are consistent in what they do. Do what you do, do it well, and do it routinely.
STEP 5 - TO MAKE THE MOST PROGRESS -- GET A COACH
It is important not only to have a plan, but also to have someone who helps you work your plan. Someone to show you not only that you need a routine of exercises, but show you how to do the exercises, how to monitor the exercises, and how to vary them, tweak them, and improve them so you have even a greater progress. Everyone needs a mentor! There is only so much you are going to get out of the four corners of a page whether it be an article, a manual, a book or otherwise. The market place is full of great leaders who have mentored others. This can be accomplished by attending your local business group meetings, industry association meetings and of course, National meetings and conventions. Do not fail to count on mentors coming from various suppliers, vendors, distributors and manufacturers. Do not be afraid to pick up the phone or visit with people who work for your regulatory agencies, field technicians, or even dare I say it, government representatives. If there is one thing, I have discovered over the past 25 years of working with business owners, it is that people really are willing to share. Aren’t you?