The Hard Truth Every Business Owner Needs to Hear

The most direct and lasting path to changing your business is changing you. It’s not the easiest path – in fact, it can be quite the opposite – but it is one of the best, and for good reason. So what does that mean for you?

The Hard Truth

The simple hard truth is that your business is a reflection of you (just as mine is a reflection of me). So no matter how hard we work to change things on the outside (better customers, better marketing, better website, better employees, etc.) at the end of the day, the quality of all those actions are going to be determined by the quality of your ability to take those actions.
Simply said, it’s your thinking and skills that have the greatest influence on your results, more than any other factor in your business. When put that way, it’s a wonder more business owners don’t spend the critical time and effort on self-development.

How it works

A simple example:  We are working with a client to better improve the systems that will help free up his time. He’s overwhelmed, but is it really the lack of systems that is causing the feeling of overwhelm?? … partly. It’s also the fact that he has trouble saying no and prioritising. If we didn’t fix the way he responds to requests, even with the best systems in the world, there is a very good chance he will still be in overwhelm with whatever requests come his way because he will still say yes too often. The solution is systems AND behaviour; and the result is the closest you will get to magic in the business world.

How you can help yourself

In this edition’s video, I outline our Business Owner Personal inventory that will walk you through a checklist designed to help you explore (or even discover) where you are strong and where you are not. The goal is not perfection but rather to know where working on yourself will give you the biggest bang for your buck relative to what you are trying to achieve.
Enjoy!
Jamie

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P.S. If you know what you want your life to look like, but are having a hard time getting to the goods, check out our free 90-Day Planning Tool which can help you narrow down and hit those short-term goals – after all, as we know – “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
P.P.S. If you’d like to learn a little more about SalesUp! Business Coaching and the work that we do, please watch this short video testimonial. We’re super stoked to work with some really awesome business owners and have been humbled and gifted beyond measure to help these fine folks create the life THEY want, and we’d love to hear from you too!

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