Transform Your Business, Your WayJul 15, 2022
Do you want to achieve more success in your business? And along with achieving the success, you don’t want to do all the work yourself?
So, let’s think about where you maybe now. Maybe you have a successful business, you are achieving a 6, 7 or 8 figure turnover and are hungry to make that 7, 8, 9 or more. Potentially you have people working for you but feel that you don’t have the time to nurture them, so you are stuck doing all the early mornings and late finishes. Maybe you’re thinking I don’t know how I am going to grow this business and the last time I did it didn’t work! Conceivably you went for growth and shrunk back down as your costs escalated and your turnover and profit line stagnated.
Perhaps you are the superstar in your business and you feel you must be involved in everything. Possibly you tried giving the role of running the business to someone else and it failed spectacularly, simply adding to your workload. Maybe you love what you do but there are areas of business that you don’t understand and wonder what’s it all about, like finance, HR, Marketing, IT or operations? Or maybe you are the kind of person who doesn’t want to go into the office because that’s not what you do right? You want to create, you’re the face of the company and you feel you should be working on it, not in it!
So, if this is where you are now, let’s imagine where you could be. Now here is where your business is achieving that growth you were looking for. This is where your turnover and profits are exceeding your expenditure. Picture this, you no longer have to be involved in everything as you have the systems and measures in place to make sure it is done right. And you don’t have to be in the office every day to make sure it runs smoothly because you have systems in place with other people running them, better that you can. What if you could spend your time creating and working on the business and not in it? Freeing some of your time for your family, world travel and enjoying the life you’ve worked hard for? By building the structures and stability for growth, so you can predict the dips and act
So wouldn’t you agree with me, that if you are doing things in such a way that causes you all these challenges and you really want to get all these results then you need to change? And for that you need a new approach, to get from where you are to where you want to be, wouldn’t you agree with that yes or no?
So, the approach I would like to share with you today is “How To Transform Your Business, Your Way”. Now you might be wondering what do I mean by transform your business, your way? I mean working out the pathway that will take you from here to there, from chaotic to order, from escalating expenses to rising growth, from abdicating your responsibilities to delegating them. And this is not a one size fits all transformation, but the tools you need to analyse your business or organisation and work out how to make that step change, each and every time it comes up in your development.
Would you agree, that the skills, as Marshall Goldsmith would say “That got you here, won’t get you there?” And Yet so many business owners and managers that I meet try doing what they have always done and expecting a different result, yet Einstein defined this as the essence of insanity and Henry Ford poetically stated, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”. So I ask you, where is the growth in that? And would you also agree that one size does not fit all? Some people look for the magic bullet, the get
And would you also agree that one size does not fit all? Some people look for the magic bullet, the get rich quick answer, mimicking the actions of others then getting despondent as the result don’t follow. Yet can we agree that what works for one person, business or organisation may not work for another?
Because I truly believe that one method does not fit all businesses and here’s why: not all businesses are the same! Would you agree that each and every business is unique, it has its own personality, its culture, its own goals, drivers and opportunities? And the reason I believe transforming your business your way is so important is that, in a world of change things are always evolving. I’m sure you’ve heard the adage that if you’re not growing you’re dying? Therefore innovation has to happen and it is crucial that those people that you work with need to understand what it is that you are going to do. Does that make sense?
And the time for this is now! In an ever changing world where the even the constant of change feels like it has changed to become the acceleration of change, would you agree that if you are not moving forwards, at best you are either standing still or more probably moving backwards?
Would you also agree that to Transform Your Business, Your Way it requires you to be the leader? Because if there are no leaders out there, would you agree that there is going to be no changing in concepts, no challenging the existing norms and no, then no change will ever happen?
And today you live in a fantastic age where with the consumerization of IT and cloud services it so easy to be able to put something live quicker, simpler, cheaper. Get those new ideas out see if it will work, challenge it in your organisation. Put them into action, create something new because if you consider some of the market leaders in their own industry like Uber who don’t own Taxis or Air BnB who don’t own apartments they challenge the norm and came out with something new. So would you agree it’s time for a change? Yes or no?
So ask yourself these questions,
- Do you have a plan of how you are going to achieve your next growth?
- How many new ideas have you tried out for your business recently?
- Or are you just holding out for oblivion?