Do you have a tendency to maintain things in your business too long? Maybe it’s your team, staff or employees, maybe the program is no longer profitable. Adhering to things because they are familiar or because it is comfortable to block your business to the next level.
You must resist the desire to maintain things that are longer than they should. It’s easy to get into the routine and to start doing things like you do to do it, because it’s the way you always do it … Not because you are aware and conscious and make rights. Decisions for your business or your life, or even because you see your business number, return on investment or other numbers to see what they say to you.
A very wise mentor once said, “If you rent slowly, and shoot quickly it’s a good thing.”
In some cases it is true, and if you apply the principle to the picture of your greater business, it really makes sense. Make decisions in your business smartly and quickly, and then execute them. Then evaluate these decisions to determine whether they work or if not.
If they don’t work, then tweak them and test again. The success of your business is really about testing and measurements, and determining the things that function. If you do something that works, do it more, no less than that.
Many business owners have a tendency to stop doing things that work, and hold on to the things they always do, instead of releasing things that are not profitable anymore. You can easily get stuck in what habits are comfortable in your business (and in your life too).
Changes can sometimes be uncomfortable, but you have to move your business forward with profitable programs and services, even if it’s not always doing. Stay with things that put you at the forefront of your industry, things that don’t even do other people or haven’t risen.
What analysis happens to your business, and make sure you are at the spearhead. Don’t hold on to old things just because it’s familiar and comfortable.