There’s a long list of components which need to be taken care of and well maintained in order for the whole machine to run at all. For example, if the rear left tyre of a car has a puncture, then the entire vehicle will not get from A to B. This is the same in any business if one part of the mechanical structure is not functioning correctly, then the performance of the entire unit will fold. If you’re a business owner who doesn’t pay attention to details, then you’ll soon learn that this is not a viable long-term strategy for success as it will not put you on the right track to achieving your goals. Details like daily schedules, office morale, cleanliness, tardiness etc. should not be overlooked, these ingredients play an integral role in any recipe for success.
Look at your entire business, what ingredients does it need in order to function on a daily basis, make a list, starting with the very basics, .e. your morning routine, attire, your commute and the office space.Take care of the little things and the rest will follow. It’s like a domino effect. If you’re only ever looking at the sales and the profit you want to make for the upcoming months and not what you need to take care of to get there, then you’re probably going to end up taking shortcuts to get it. Some business owners can become blindsighted and only look at the pot of money at the end of the rainbow, but the truth is, if you do get there and make a ton of money, your end product might be tardy or a bit messy and this can potentially damage your reputation with employees, clients, companies you outsource and potential customers.
There’s an old african proverb, it says ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together’. When you’re a business owner, you are the example, your team look to you to guide them and set the standards, so you must have your organization game nailed, they must see how much effort and pride goes into running an effective, successful and organised ship. Then they will follow suit.