I meet entrepreneurs who want to grow their business, provide added value to their customers, hire more employees, or take their business “to the next level.” Yet when I ask them what steps they are actively taking to achieve those goals, I am often met with silence. Sometimes my question is met with a lot of excuses.
As business owners, leaders, and managers, our days are filled with multiple, often competing, priorities. There are days when it is difficult to come up for air. Our work life can be so busy we focus on the things that have the loudest voice, which doesn’t necessarily equate to the best voice. And so we find it easier to deal with whichever customer, employee, vendor, project, etc., is in front of us at the moment.
But this practice comes with a price. We may not provide the level of customer service we know is appropriate. We may not deal with a personnel issue because it is “easier” to think it will resolve itself. We may not take the time necessary to help our managers and departmental leaders hone their leadership skills. We may not “get around” to those annual performance evaluations and goal setting sessions. Perhaps there are some business ideas we want to examine, but there just isn’t time, or maybe we aren’t sure they fit our business.
If you want to change your world, find your courage. What do you want that you don’t yet have? You’ll get it when you decide there is no other option for you. Remove every other option.
EOS® helps business owners make decisions, find courage and prioritize business goals. Gino Wickman, the founder of EOS®, explains this in detail in his book, “Traction.” Using EOS®’s Six Key Components™, “Traction” gives its readers a step-by-step process to understanding the impact EOS® can have on a business. I invite you to download the first chapter of “Traction” for free, so you can read about how EOS® has helped businesses like yours.
If you’d like to learn more about EOS® and the courage it can give you to make changes in your organization, please fill out the form below to request a free 15-minute phone consultation with me. There is no pressure or obligation to move forward after our conversation. My goal is to help you identify your business’s strengths and weaknesses, and determine if EOS® could help you change your world.