A business without a clear, inspirational vision of the future is like a boat without a rudder; there’s a good chance that outside forces will take your business where you don’t want it to go.
New Year's resolutions and business goals are all about change. And change - whether it be minor or massive - can't happen without mindfully adjusting our day-to-day habits to allow for that change. As the old saying goes: "If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got".
In today's constantly changing and highly competitive business world, business owners and employees at all levels are under increasing pressure to deliver more with less. Yet, most people have never been taught how to navigate through the increasingly faster and more furious working day.
With email volumes increasing every year, coupled with the rapid rise in other communication methods such as instant messaging and online networks like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, the world is dealing with information overload never before experienced in history. And yet most of it is simply just clutter… stuff read or kept ‘just in case’, but only a small proportion of it is useful in achieving our high priority goals… the goals that make a real difference to our performance, success and life enjoyment.
"Picture this: you've just been introduced to someone you've never met before, and they ask you the inevitable ice breaker question: "So, what do you do?" The way you respond to this question can make a surprising difference to your level of business success.
Regardless of the size of your business, chances are you will benefit from setting up what's called an 'advisory board'. In fact, history shows that even the most widely skilled, highly organised and well-resourced business owners enjoy significant advantages by establishing advisory boards for their businesses.