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What are you going to do about it?
June 23, 2009 | By Neil Ducoff | No Comments
Let’s face it, there’s stuff going on in your business that’s getting in the way of growth – possibly even doing severe damage. You know what I’m talking about. Things like excessive credit card debt, dependence on gift card revenues, top producers that are working their agenda not yours, employees that don’t retail, high commission payrolls, or there’s just no time for you to lead. It’s even likely that you have an employee on payroll that should have been fired a long time ago.
Unchecked or chronic business problems never cure themselves. They fester and get worse until you break through the leadership blockages that are holding you hostage. So, the question remains, what are you going to do about it? When are you going to reclaim your leadership role and fight for the success of your company? Remember, you’re the one who has everything riding on its success. Your personal guarantee and your assets that are on the line. Your family and your employees are waiting for you to step up.
If you’re ready for change, here’s a red-hot set of strategies:
- Tackle the big stuff: The sooner you fix your payroll, address debt, have that fierce conversation or give that non-performing/toxic employee a “career opportunity,” the sooner you’ll be taking back control of your business and your life.
- Change comes with an opportunity cost: Change shakes things up. It’s supposed to. Most will like the change and stay. A few may not and leave. If you worry about the cost of losing staff, think about the long-term cost of doing nothing.
- Gotta have a plan: Charging into the great unknown without a plan is inviting more problems on top of what you already have. No time to build a plan? Strategies has an online coaching and performance tool that can build a comprehensive plan in less than 90 minutes. Click here to find out more.
- Commitment 100%: Nothing creates more stress than second guessing yourself or having to constantly re-decide if you’re going to do what you set out to do. Jack Canfield says, “100% commitment is easy. 99% is a bitch.” Yoda says, “Do or do not, there is no try.” Pick one – both quotes work.
It’s your business and only you can make the tough decisions that lead to leadership and financial success. Go for it.
And please pass this email on to your friends. They’ll appreciate it.
Neil Ducoff, Strategies Founder & CEO and author of No-Compromise Leadership
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