How’s your business day going? Did any business issues surface today preventing MORE success at your company?
If you’re like most CEOs, presidents and business owners, from the moment you come in the office front door till the moment you walk out – which is usually not at five o’clock – it’s a whirlwind of activity.
Sometimes you are so busy doing business “stuff” and other related tasks that you really don’t think about the business. All you’re thinking about is the work that needs to be done or the next meeting or conference call.
The most successful business people – CEOs, presidents and business owners – analyze their business all the time. Thinking about what needs to be done. Have distinct priorities. Face business problems and business issues without hesitation.
Here are two questions you need to ask yourself:
- What are the top 3 priorities in my business? Let’s narrow that even further to: What are the top three priorities today? Not later this week, next month or six months from now. What are the three priorities that are important today for you and your company to get done?
- What are the 3 top business problems or business issues today that need to be resolved? It could be a problem in sales or a problem in customer service or with accounting or with an employee. It could be a problem with anything. What is important today? What’s important is to address it and get it done today so the business can continue to move forward. Don’t be saying six months from now: Oh, I wish I would have…
Business priorities and business problems or business issues are not the same. They are different from one another. It’s important to separate the two when asking yourself these questions every business day.
Get in the habit of asking these two questions every business day:
- What are the top 3 business priorities that need to get done today?
- What are the top 3 business problems or business issues that need to get resolved today?
Ask these questions consistently day after day for MORE business success and MORE business profit.
Incorporate these questions first thing in the morning, then again mid-day and again before leaving the office. Discover what you can truly accomplish!
As you begin to ask these questions on a daily basis, you will start to see there may be similarities in the priorities and problems or challenges you face in your company. If you do, over time, find similarities then you need to ask yourself:
How are I going to change the business so the same issues don’t keep coming up all the time?
Analyzing the business is what a CEO, president or business owner should be doing when planning strategy.
Keep asking the next question and the next question after that till you have the answers you need to lead your company to success. Anticipate what needs to get done rather than always reacting after something has happened.
When things do happen (and they will…) because as you know sometimes things happen in your business day whether you want them to or not. You could have a perfectly peaceful day and then all of a sudden: BOOM! All sorts of things happening at one time that you must simultaneously address.
- If you are proactive to the business problems and business issues the company is facing.
- If you are anticipating the needs of the company.
- If you are daily looking at the top 3 priorities and the top 3 problems or issues, then as time goes on you will witness amazing things with how well the business is running because you dealt with what you had to deal with.
That’s because you are no longer avoiding, ignoring, hiding or just sweeping it under the rug, so to speak.
The goal is to always be successful.
Remember: Success comes from thought. From how you think as a business leader.
CEOs, presidents and business owners are thought oriented people.
And yes, you do a lot of work and get a lot accomplished all at the same time.
For business success, you must understand what is going on. What’s working. What’s not working. Then get to it and make it happen. As the days and weeks go by, you will see your business get better and better. Life, in general, will get better too because there’s less and less stress.
No matter what time in the business day it is when you read this, it’s never too late to ask yourself what the top 3 most important priorities are; and what the top 3 most important business problems or business issues are.
Be in ACTION! Make it HAPPEN!
To your success!
Ready to improve your business? Resolve business problems and business issues? Talk with Howard! – 888-738-1855 – Howard Lewinter guides – focuses – advises CEOs, presidents and business owners to MORE success – MORE profit – less stress.
Also published as a guest post on the Nimble blog.