Better than New Years Resolutions
Happy New Year and incredible success during 2015.
Now that’s out of the way, let’s get down to action. That’s what life is all about. It’s either talking, planning or taking action with only one that makes a difference and that’s taking action.
My hope for you is that 2015 is your best year ever because you take action and do not sit around and talk and plan…and never take any action.
The good news
Here’s the good news. The US economy is in its best shape since 2008. Here’s to better news. 2015 should be better as gas prices in the last few months have dropped about 48% which will further stimulate the economy. If you are an entrepreneur, the banks are lending, interest rates are still very low and the minimum wage is going up which will further stimulate the economy. All we need in California is more rain and snow to help further stimulate the agriculture and tourism industries.
Better than New Year’s Resolutions
With the US economy doing so well it’s not time to plan a New Year’s Resolution you will discard in a week or two; it’s time for action. It’s time for getting things done.
Here are some suggestions for you.
You can’t change the past
Hopefully you have made some mistakes over the last few years. If you didn’t you were not learning. The past, as we know is history and it provides teachable moments. The present is all about now and moving forward. Get on with it.
Answer the following 7 questions:
Whether you sell a product or service you are only as good your last customer.
- Are you actively listening to what they want?
- Are you making changes?
- What problem did you originally set out to solve?
- Is this the same problem but there are now new tools or ways to solve that problem?
- Are your customers willing to pay more or less to solve that problem?
- Is your competition offering cheaper, quicker, easier or better solutions to that problem?
- Are there new or different problems that you now need to solve?
The primary purpose of being in business is to meet a need. Needs keep changing and the ways to solve those needs also keep changing.
If you have come to a point where you own a business and it’s time for you to do something different, give me a call and let me explore those options with you.
Once again, Happy New Year for 2015 and remember it’s about action, not thinking or talking or making New Year’s Resolutions.
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