Think Daily for Businesspeople Messages

June 28, 2017

Get help.

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

We only know what we have learned based on our limited experience and education.  And for most of us, we have gone about as far as that knowledge can take us. To go farther, we must get outside influences. Someone to challenge our assumptions, beliefs, opinions and world we have built.

We have to have someone else to help us rise above what we are doing and see ourselves. I have those people in my life and I hope I can be one of them in yours.

None of us can do this really well alone.  Do you seek help?

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June 27, 2017

The Leader and the Business

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

They are inseparable.  They are one.  A smart business coach will look at the owner/leader first, before looking at the business.  

The business is the elongated shadow of the owner.  To change the shape of the business, you have to change the shape of the owner/leader.

Would that be you?

 

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June 26, 2017

Doing the wrong things well

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

That’s what many struggling business owners do – the wrong things well.  That’s not to say the things they do don’t need to be done – they probably do, just not by them.  As leaders, by spending our time on doing things well that ought not to be done by us at all, we do not have time for the important things that should be done by us; those things that only the leader can do.

As a business owner, I’d rather do the right things as an amateur, than the wrong things as a pro.

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June 23, 2017

If you keep doing what you are doing…

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

What does the rest of your life look like?  

Is that ok with you?  Do you have to change?

If you do, when do you think would be the best time to do so?

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June 22, 2017

What you NEED to do

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Your business improving is about what you need to do, not what you elect to do each day.  You do what you do because you want to do it, rather than learn what could or should be done to get better and get out of your comfort zone and risk looking like an amateur.  

Of course doing what we want to do each day is one benefit of owning our own business, but it’s not likely the way to grow it.

The leader is responsible for all of it. Is your business the way you want it? Is it because you don’t know how to lead it any different, or because you won’t?

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June 21, 2017

Entrepreneur – the power to create oneself

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Being an entrepreneur, more than any other way I know, is the best path to mold your world and your own place in it.  You get to call the shots, innovate your way, serve in your own way, and are steward of all your enterprise’s resources and cash flow – and all while being at the cold mercy of the marketplace who will determine if you will be successful or not.

A heavy burden, no doubt; but the reward if you get it right is a world of your making.

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June 20, 2017

GRIT

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Commitment and perseverance for long term goals.  In business, you’ve gotta have grit.

An entrepreneur cannot take the full measure of results she can get from building and developing her business well in 12 months or even 36 months.  It will take a loooong time, even if they are on the right path.  If you quit, or mentally check out along the way, you’ll go into stagnation and decline.

Look up Angela Duckworth’s 10 question quiz on the web to rate yourself on “grit.”  Search “angela duckworth grit test”.

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June 19, 2017

Leaders must have credibility

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

If people don’t believe the messenger, they won’t believe the message.

Above all else, a leader must maintain his credibility.  Tell the truth, even when it’s not good.  Do what you say you are going to do.  Don’t say things you don’t or can’t back up.  Act with integrity at all times.

Maintain credibility and preserve your ability to lead.

Would people say they believe YOU?

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June 16, 2017

What makes you uncomfortable…

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

What makes you uncomfortable is the path to growth.  It’s likely because you have been ignoring or neglecting part of your business because you don’t feel competent in that area.  And because you won’t face it, or get good at it, or learn how to hire someone to deal with the correct things, it continues to hold your business back.

What makes you uncomfortable?  Hiring?  Training?  Sales?  Marketing?  Firing?  Financials?  Something else?

 

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June 15, 2017

Our Mash-Up

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

We all have the same information – so what makes the difference?

Our mash-up – what we pay attention to and our creative thinking.

Execution – self-discipline and determination.

What about you?

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