We are halfway through January and maybe you have already started to lose some steam, because if you do not change anything, nothing will change.
It is not that you do not know what you must do, you know all about your business and what is required to move it forward, you know what you have to do in your job to get that raise or promotion or what you must do in your personal life to improve the relationships, and you are willing to do what it takes to make the changes you want happen. You are stuck at this point. You may talk about what you want to do or may even write it down, but you do nothing and nothing happens.
What most of us don’t do is to implement or take action. How long are you going to think about the things you want to do in your business, job or life? You need to get up and take action. My mother (may her soul rest in peace) used to say – ‘get off your backside and do something’.
For your business explore options to attract more clients, post more on your social media accounts, or to transform your operations. At work find ways to improve your knowledge of your job or to retool yourself. In your relationships explore ways to improve communications.
Now, I am not saying that these things are all easy to do. Success comes with its own challenges, the economy, the virus, the weather, you name it, so be prepared to face and overcome those challenges, but do nothing and nothing happens.
I invite you now to get up, implement and take action on all those new ideas and thoughts to improve your business, your career and yourself, and let’s make this the best January you have ever had.
If you ask me to show you someone without challenges, I will have to point you to the Cemetery. Dead people do not have the challenges that the living have. You see the purpose of your challenge Is not to make you suffer, it is to move you forward, help you improve.
I heard someone say that these are tests and maybe they are to see how you handle these things and then to open the way to greater things or blessings.
In your business and life everyday there is some challenge to deal with, whether it is an issue with your suppliers, your staff, partners, director or customer, there is going to be a challenge to deal with.
If you constantly look at these challenges as a pain in the butt, that is exactly what they would be. However, if you see them as areas to improve, then you would discover that all challenges could be dealt with in a productive way.
When you do not deal with your challenges or ignore them you are closing the doors to improvement and blessings in your business and your personal life. I speak of personal life here since there is no business without personal life. Whether you have a business or not you have a personal life and the challenges of personal life have a huge impact on your business.
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Don’t fret over your challenges explore ways to deal with them as these provide the greatest improvements.
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So many of us second guess ourselves. I do, and sometimes I tell God I need help with my stubbornness as I do not listen.
Whether you like it or not 2022 has arrived and started.
By now you have either started to plan your year or is still contemplating on what to do. Whether you have your own business, working for someone else by helping them achieve their dreams or just trying to figure things out you have to go bold and have courage to achieve your goals or your dream. The road is wide open waiting for you.
To go bold with courage means you have to stop second guessing yourself. So you did your investigations this is what you want to do. Your actions are for the good of yourself and everyone so what’s keeping you back.
Let’s say you are playing a game – pool, cricket, tennis, golf etc., when you start second guessing yourself the ball just goes everywhere else but where it supposed to go.
This year you need to stop second guessing yourself and go bold, you have the courage to achieve whatever you put your mind to. You could turn around that business, be the best you can be in your job, put some spark into your love life, bring peace and unity to your family life.
For a business, Christmas season can be a challenge. You have to make sure you have an adequate supply of your products so that you do not run out. If you import you would have had to take into consideration all the delays and of course for some countries, access to foreign exchange. If you manufacture your own products and you have kids at home that is a balancing act with a totally different story.
In this COVID era you have to deal with all the issues concerning vaccination of yourself, your family, your workers and also issues on who you deal with it whether they are vaccinated or not.
So what do you do? There are so many things to complain about. The good thing is you know what you are good at. The things you are not good at consider delegating, or outsourcing. If you continue on the road that you are traveling with all the challenges on your back, Christmas will not be Christmas as you would be too tired to enjoy the season. So, stop complaining and be the best at what you do. Or as is normally said ‘Let go and let God’. I mean really let go and trust him to deal with it for you.
Here’s to a bumper Christmas!! Enjoy, Be safe. Stop complaining and be the best version of you.
In the world including the business world, because of the health issues, there are so many doom and gloom going around, like everywhere you turn if you look hard enough there is some darkness. In business people keep saying well, things are not going good, my sales are down, I had to lay off people, cut salaries, I had to close my business, I lost my house, my car and the list goes on.
I agree this is one of the most challenging times we have had, but the thing is we are made of light, we have the light to defy the darkness. It is said for one problem there are around 500 solutions, and when you light one candle in a dark room it illuminates that entire room.
Today and everyday let your light shine, be that candle in the darkness of your business, defy the darkness in your business don’t look at the problems see it as challenges to overcome. Explore different options, be the light for your suppliers, your customers and your family. Defy the darkness.
When you got in your business no one said it would be easy and if it was easy you would be deprived of using all the talents, skills and gifts that you were given to have a business and to live life to the fullest.
You are not and cannot be in business by yourself. So go out there and defy the darkness, be the candle, be the light.
This week’s strategy : The worst mistake you can make
The worst mistake you can make is not looking at an issue from all sides. It is as if you have on blinders, so you can just see straight ahead.
When an issue arises one of the worst mistakes is spending a lot of time to figure out what happened but not much time is spent on resolving the issue. if you do not review it from end to end, you may miss out some important details.
In your business it is not just a sale, but what happens at the beginning, and end of the sale. You have to review what happening in the middle. What are you selling? How are you selling it? Where are you selling it? How much are you paying to sell it? How are you ensuring that you have repeat business.
Let’s start paying attention to the details of your business especially mistakes when posting online. Where are you posting your stuff? How often are you posting? Are they getting hits and are people responding to your offer? Is there anything else you can do to make your offer more attractive?
As things get more and more hectic and there is the urge to achieve more, we need to have the courage to make some hard decisions.
Moral courage allows you to do the right thing at the right time. What is it that you are holding back that you need to make a decision on right now? What products our services to remove from your list or which ones to add? Where do you need to cut expenses? Which marketing channel is producing good results? Where else do you need to market your products?
Things maybe hard but only because of what you put in it. What you do is what you are, so whatever decision you make this would dictate the type of person you are.
Some decisions require more courage than others but at the end of the day you have to live with these decisions.
Christmas is around the corner and you want to finish the year strong, so by now :
You should have checked your inventory and ensure you have adequate supplies. This is particular to what your clients are demanding right now, bearing in mind customers’ situations have changed. Focus on what has changed and how you are going to handle this.
You should be focused on your marketing strategy? How are you getting the word out there? If you do a search online there are many new small retailers. It is who you know and how quickly you can get your items to them and at what price?
You should know what sales and offers you can provide? Start early and end late with your offers.
Timing is everything. Choose the right time for your offers. Have time limited sales and make use of social media as much a s possible.
What freebies can you offer?
Stay focussed on what is happening in your market. E.g someone maybe offering a sale on a product that you have marked up, or they may have the product as part of a gift option.
Think outside the box and stay focussed on what you want to achieve.
This Week’s Strategy – Froth always floats to the top.
If you mix a smoothie, chocolate or coffee all the froth would come to the top. This is so with everything.
Sometimes there are situations that are bothering you, you can’t seem to get a handle on them. Be patient every thing would be revealed as all froth must come to the top.
Now froth is not a bad thing it is part of the smoothie, chocolate or coffee, it is that part that needs a little longer to fall in place. Sometimes you may have to scoop the remnants of the froth and throw it in the trash.
So when you have those situations that you are losing sleep over let it go. Stop losing sleep over it. Nobody says you had to immediately handle every situation that comes across your desk or your life journey. Be patient, sooner or later the issue would become clearer or the solution would show itself.
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