The right attitude in business

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At 59 years old I have had 25 years plus in the small business environment, I have been successful in building from a start up and also buying a going concern and developing the business to succesful profitable levels. These tips are based on my own journey between the age of 40-50.  My aim in choosing this subject will hopefully help any small business to succeed and miss the pit falls of failure. 

 Attitude from the business owner

  • Creates a happy environment
  • Staff are more productive
  • Customers feel a positive team
  • Your business will attract inspiration from others

The business owner can lose their way due to the distractions of the every day issues. You can become stressed , short tempered and lose your patience quickly. How do I know ? because I experienced it. If you are in this trap, even if you think you are not in this trap I would advise the following:

  • STOP ! what your are doing for a few hours and analyse your staff
  • Ask your key staff if they are happy 
  • Ask your most loyal customers how they view your business 
  • Ask yourself " are you happy ? "
  • Are you look to improve on a daily basis ?

Some of these questions are hard to ask, it's easy to do and easy not to do the decision is yours ! If some answers are negative to any of these questions, the next step is even harder. Are you happy, positive and value your business I suspect if you are honest your answer will be negative as well. I found myself in this position, sometimes life leads us to a destination we wonder where it came from. My answer was Jim Rohn on you tube:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9TK9zTdB_E   

Why I was led to listen to Mr Rohn ? I have no idea, just one of life mysteries, however I realised after listening to Mr Rohn my life was out of balance, when I bought my last business it was in balance. BUT I had stopped doing a lot of things Mr Rohn talks about !! 

I will be posting further blogs to follow on with this information to look at where we go from the questions posed today. Blogging is my new passion, I have fun coupled with happiness and fulfilment.  

I want to thank you for reading my blog, would you please share like and comment. 

 

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