You Need a Compass to Navigate up the Mountain.
A "compass" is an instrument that assists in identifying your location; i.e., "where you are?"
Before you begin the trip "up the mountain" and, certainly, during the journey up the mountain, it is important to pause and "get your bearings." In a real business sense, you should know:
- What do others think of you?
- Your customers
- Your prospective customers
- Your employees
- Your former employees
- Your competitors
- What is your true uniqueness?
- What niche are you trying to occupy?
- How competent are you in what you offer?
- Are you diligent in expanding your capabilities (and staying cutting edge)?
- Your staff:
- Are they as good as you can get?
- Do you pay them "fairly?" and are you incentivizing them to develop professionally?
- Do they have passion?
- Have you developed your middle-management to be "as good as they can be"; and are they loyal?
- Can you take a "day off" or a "week off?"
- How many months of cash reserves have you "protected"?
- How "in line" are your financial indices?
- Have you identified "your prospective universe" and started nurturing...from suspect to
prospect to valued customer?
- Are you able to sit down on a Monday morning, drink a cup coffee and review a "Flash Report" that highlights where you are and what needs to be done?
- Are you having fun?
- "When the day is done"…do you know who you will be handing the office keys to?
I would like to help you use your compass...