To expand your business, you need to continuously evaluate your performance. Prior to each new fiscal year or quarter starting, you must review your current situation, which includes wins, losses and mishaps. Below are five areas that I believe you need to concentrate your attention on in order to build an efficient business that performs at optimum levels. If you take these five steps to tackle the areas listed below, you’ll be able to review your results and plan for your future performance with greater accuracy.
1. Check where you are today.
Your present place in your company should be something that you can identify and then put your finger on. You’ll need to be able to answer questions such as where do you stand in the context of your personal, financial as well as professional goals? How much money have you achieved up to now? What are your most significant accomplishments? If you look at the present situation, it’s easy to look for the future.
2. Find out what you really love to do.
In a nutshell, it’s passion. What we do that we love us feel motivated, and this motivates us to create excitement and enthusiasm. Everyone has a thing that we love more than other people. What are you doing that you absolutely love to do? Maybe it’s something you’d like to do no matter if you got paid or not. Perhaps it’s an aspect of your job that makes you feel happy or exuberant. What’s it? Consider ways to make it more effective and ways you can make money off it.
3. Determine what you’ll need to eliminate or stop.
This is where the most complicated part begins. We don’t all like to look in our mirror and show ourselves the hard-earned love needed to make changes to things that need our focus. But, if you’re hoping to improve and achieve great success, you need to have a conversation with yourself and tell yourself to stop doing things that don’t benefit you. This could mean using money or time with the wrong people or items. Whatever the reason, make a decision today that you’ll do something about it.
4. Determine what you’d like more.
This is where the fun begins. We all wish we could have more money because money can make things simpler for the majority of us. But, aside from the money, what do you require more of? Do you need coaching, training or learning, reading and networking, collaboration, or office support? Find out what you require that can help you move forward in your company. What are ways to acquire the more you require without having to pay for it? You need to think outside the box to discover ways you can obtain the more you require to make you more successful.
5. Examine areas that require assistance.
Each of us wishes we were assisted in doing. If you were able to wave an omen and create the business or life that you’ve always wanted… What is the only thing you wouldn’t personally want to be accountable for? It’s that one thing that makes your heart a bit because you hate doing it. Are you in need of outsourcing some aspect of your company? Perhaps you’re required to take the plunge and employ someone.
If you can address those areas in your personal and professional life, I can assure you that you will be more clear on the best way to prepare yourself for success. Increasing your performance in the future can only occur if you’re sure of your past performance, including all losses and wins.
Lori A. Manns is an award-winning expert in marketing as well as a sales coach and Business Strategist who assists small-business entrepreneurs to assist them in building their brand, gaining more clients they want and increasing revenues. Lori is President of Quality Media Consultant Group and the founder of the Trailblazer Business Academy, where advancing entrepreneurs can learn ways to grow their business and run a profitable business in an authentic way. Lori is the author of Sponsorship sales secrets System(TM), which teaches clients how to attract more sponsors and increase sales for their company, which is guaranteed.