Reminding yourself of Sir Winston’s words to “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never…” might help sustain you through the rough patches that are a natural part of every cleaning and restoration business.
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How to work through adversity and stay on the path to success and sustained growth
When we fail to hold ourselves accountable, we turn to blaming outside forces for our situation. And yes, blaming others is when we unknowingly commit ourselves to our very own Groundhog Day.
We’ve discussed the first two sub-categories of discipline: 1) The ability to execute and 2) to hold yourself accountable. Now let’s finish up with this last characteristic – the ability to get out of our own way!
Owners that constantly change direction and don’t follow through on any of the plans get the company in trouble.
In today’s business environment it’s hard to focus on business objectives that extend beyond the next twelve months. However this FOCUS is not optional …
Groundhog Day is a funny movie worth watching, but I must admit it would seem even funnier if it didn’t sound so much like life inside some small businesses
Chuck illustrates the importance of Alignment and Excecution with real world examples.
“Alignment” and “Execution”. How do these two terms relate to your cleaning or restoration business?
To succeed in business you don’t have to be the best at what you do, have the fanciest advertising or even have to be faster than your competition. What do you need then … ?
Successful companies, as well as business owners, recognize what their strengths are. Not only that, but they also recognize what makes them strong.
Chuck Violand asks some uncomfortable questions about misplaced loyalty to marginal employees. It is time to reflect on your people…
Is disaster restoration a good fit for this Tennessee constructor? Steve’s “Who-What-Where-Why-When-How” response lays the groundwork for any business decision you might be pondering.
Everybody wants to work for a winner. They want to follow someone who steps up and tries new things, even if it means striking out occasionally. You may not hit a home run but you just might get an extra base hit!
Cleaners and restorers may reason that they avoid costly errors by delaying big decisions. However, Chuck reminds you to evaluate the cost of wasted energy, slowed momentum and lost opportunities by not moving decisively.