Have you been mistaken for Smokey Bear?
When you started your business you probably were looking forward to doing lots of the stuff you love doing. Nobody told you, you would probably do everything but.
Most business people seem to be putting out fires more than running a business.
Jumping from one spot fire to another furiously stamping them out or using what ever they have at their disposal just to dampen the flames before moving onto the next one.
Your new nickname is Smokey Bear (for those too young to know that is old cartoon about a firefighting bear)
What if you just stopped fighting the fires for while and just stepped back and took a breath.
There would be chaos right?
But what if you went back in but ignored almost all of the fires and let them burn?
All except maybe one or two….
What If you could fix those fires so they never caught fire again?
That would feel great right?
But which one do you fix and how do you make sure it doesn’t catch fire again?
The first lesson is realising that there will always be a fire burning somewhere
But the big lesson is knowing which fires to put out.
That is surprisingly simpler than you might think
There are three areas in your business that if they are “On Fire” your business is in trouble. If your business has: