It's that time again. Every month I assess my goals and my vision. Tomorrow I re evaluate my focuss.
I'm going to try a 30 day run at a few specifics.
The focuss will single out these few goals:
1. save $1000
2. finish 30 sessions of morning yoga
3. drink one gallon of water a day
4. increase protein intake 100 grams
5. read 1 book on success
6. invest $150
7. walk enough miles to earn $25 for a charity
I started tonight with an evening of stretching and 3 glasses of water.
The past two months I've fallen into a rut. Eating unnatural sugars, sodas, staying up too late, and not getting into the gym as much as I would have liked, has made my body tired and feeling week.
TIME TO BREAK THE BAD, AND CONSUME THE GOOD. Here's a before pick so we get to share our progress together!
"The only time you should look back. Is to see HOW FAR YOU'VE COME!"
REMEMBER WORK HARD, STAY STRONG, GET RESULTS!!
FIVE OF THE MOST COMMON FRUSTRATIONS FOR A MANAGER
1.You are the boss, but you don’t have control.
You don’t have enough control over your time, the market, or your business. Instead of controlling the business, the business is controlling you. By definition, the world of startups today is one of rapidly changing unknowns, where the inputs you receive will often conflict. It’s very frustrating.
2.All the team members have their own agenda.
You continually get frustrated with your team members, customers, vendors, and partners. They all have their own objectives and priorities, and don’t seem to listen, understand you, or follow through with their actions. You only expected that kind of a challenge from your competitors.
3.Persistent cash flow shortages.
Simply put, there’s frustratingly never enough profit or cash. Even when shopping is on the upswing, you need more people to cover business and more money to pay them. Then there are the expenses you never could have anticipated, driving down margins.
4.Constantly bumping your head on the growth ceiling.
No matter what you do, you can’t seem to break through and get to the next level. Your growth has stopped, and you feel frustrated and unsure what to do next.
5.Conventional strategies don’t seem to work for you.
You have tried all the popular initiatives and quick-fix remedies, including social media, search engine optimization, and content marketing. None have worked for long, and as a result, your staff has become numb to new strategies. You are spinning your wheels, and need traction to move again.
My first answer to all these frustrations is to step back and focus on the basics. Every great business is made up of a core group of key components. Wickman outlines 5 of my favorites in his book as the "Entrepreneurial Operating System for success":
Vision – Communicate a compelling image to everyone describing where the business is going, and how it’s going to get there.
People – Surround yourself with great people. You can’t build a great company without help. It’s having the right people in the right seats.
Issues – Constantly provide updates and direction on the challenges and obstacles that must be overcome to execute on your vision.
Process – These describe your way of completing each key element of your business. Each must be documented clearly and refined regularly.
Traction – Entrepreneurs gain traction by executing well, with focus, accountability, and discipline.
WORK HARD, STAY STRONG, GET RESULTS.