Think Daily for Businesspeople Messages
Some business owners have been stuck for so long, they forgot why they started their business in the first place. Pause, step away from the chains and ask yourself -
1) What work do I WANT to do during the day? (What job do I want in my business? What do I like to do?)
2) How many hours a week do I want to work?
3) How much money do I want to make?
Now, design your business and your job in it to get you what you want.
I tell my wife, “I have friends”. She says, “Where?” I say, “At work”. She says, “You pay them to be your friend”.
When you are the boss, many people want to be your friend, or at least treat you with respect. (Hey, in my case, I am a great guy!) Unfortunately, some people are fake around you, and become Mr. or Miss Charming in your presence.
You need to be aware when somebody is playing you. Don’t you love authenticity? What you want to know is how your employees really are when you aren’t around – to each other and to your customers.
Be aware that, right or wrong, when you walk in, behavior changes.
Ask your team – What three people in your company, if you could clone them, would lead to your market domination? Write their names on the board.
Now ask – “What are the values that these three people embody?” Write these qualities down.
Your organization’s core values are in this list. Edit it. Circle really important ones. Strike ones that are not. Combine ones that are similar. Get it down to 3-7 values.
You’re done. Now communicate them!
You want this fixed, don’t you? You’d like to see our best product, wouldn’t you? This looks great, doesn’t it? You’ll want this by April, won’t you? You should take advantage of the discount, shouldn’t you? These are beautiful, aren’t they? She will be very happy with this result, won’t she?