Every day you are either moving your business forward or it is moving backwards on its own. Like a balloon suspended in the air, you are either watching it fall to the ground or you are continually propping it up but you are never doing neither. There may be moments when you are not sure what to do with your business and may be inclined to wait and see what happens. If you wait too long, you may find that it will be too difficult to get your business back up and running again. A helpful question to ask yourself is: “What is my next move?”. Developing the habit of knowing or anticipating the next task or tactic to tackle in your business can help ensure that your business doesn’t fall past a point of no return.
Being a leader can be a tough on the days when your team, your customers and others are looking to you for direction and you yourself may not have any. People need to be lead but who leads the leaders? Optimism, creativity and ambition are some basic requirements when setting direction and watching what others are doing can help get your business moving in the right direction. There are moments when you may need to stop and evaluate your next move but they should only be moments. Remember that days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months very quickly and if you are not maximizing the time that your business has you may find yourself out of time and out of options. Winning can happen by accident but generally speaking winning happens when you make intention actions expecting results that can be measured and adjusted.
What’s the next move that you need to make with your business? If you are not going to be closing it down, then what is the next task or tactic you need to tackle to ensure its survival and success?