Take the Wheel
”Drive thy business, let not that drive thee.” – Benjamin Franklin
Every business owner has faced that moment (or day, or week, or year) when you are overwhelmed by, well…your business. It’s that moment when you look at your calendar or to-do list and think, “Wow. I could get a lot more work done if I didn’t have to deal with all the work!”
When that happens, it’s time to take a step back and evaluate not only your strengths and weaknesses, but more importantly your strategy in applying those strengths and supplementing those weaknesses. If you’re trying to do everything – own the business, manage the business, promote your business, and work the business – then in reality, your business owns and manages you. How can you avoid this dilemma and take back control? How can you get back to working ‘on’ your business rather than always ‘in’ your business?
It’s time to get proactive. If you don’t have a successful business model, find one. If you lack a business plan, create one. Distinguish your strengths and build on them. Identify your weaknesses and apply solutions.
Solutions may include better planning, organizing, balancing, staffing, contracting, partnering, delegating, training, or consulting. No matter what, however, the solutions involve change.
So…when you have that moment – take that moment and do something about it. That moment is the time to evaluate. The time to positively change. The time to courageously act.
Our tagline at Sideshow Creative is “You want your business to succeed. So do we.” We provide business solutions, whether they are operational, strategic, or creative. Let’s get together, take the wheel, and drive you and your business to success!