If you do what you’ve always done

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

I really like this quote (and according to a Google search it is a Tony Robbins special).

It is a very apt quote for a number of small businesses, especially those that have been running for a number of years. It was hard work getting the business up and running at the beginning, and you are now quite comfortable in the way things run. You get work, you get paid, you have happy clients (hopefully!) and you deliver as expected. You know what you do and you know what outcome to expect.

But perhaps you have a nagging feeling in the back of your brain that you could be doing things better. Perhaps life could be easier if…..

Remember that in order to grow and become more efficient at what you do then some improvements will need to happen. Something will need to change, because if it doesn’t, you can only expect the same outcome you are getting now.

So what are you going to change in your business?
What change will lead to improvements?
Because remember that all change is not improvement, but all improvement is change.

Sit down and think about what small things you could implement that could have wide reaching consequences:

  • Pay for someone to come and do your book keeping?
  • Order your supplies in bulk on a regular basis, rather than wasting time ordering  them ad hoc?
  • Tidy up your desk and get your files into a more organised and easily accessible place?
  • Pin up inspiring quotes around the office to keep the energy and focus up?
  • Put aside one day a month to focus on the way your business is running?
  • Approach clients for their feedback to see what they appreciate about your business?
  • Analyse your client database and see which areas or customers are the most profitable?
  • Spend an hour a week researching and reading more about the environment in which you run your business?

These small changes could lead to vast improvements in your business. Your time may become freed up.

If you would like help in finding the areas of your business that could benefit from some change, then book in for a health check and let me help you find ways for your business to continue to grow.

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