Today, I am rolling up my sleeves and pushing the bar even harder and higher. There is a wealth of opportunity in front of me and I need to take the necessary steps to get there.
Have you had similar thoughts before only to lose momentum and ultimately lose the will to really succeed? I think we’ve all experienced this type of pursuit before.
Today, I feel a lot differently than I have in the past. My confidence is at an all-time high and there are plenty of reasons for this confidence. Here is what I have learned.
I can’t accomplish much if I have to do everything myself. A team effort is needed. I have added some key people in the process both inside and outside of our company and I really like the value that these people are bringing to the table. We will be better. There is an investment cost, but in my mind, the investment far outweighs the alternative. The way I look at this topic. Could I afford to have these people work for my competition? If I can, then they are not the right people to invest in.
Realigning people in an organization. It has been eye-opening to me to see the effects of realigning people and processes. This type of action really needs to be planned and thought out carefully, but it can really energize the people involved and it quickly illustrates which people are invested in the long-term of the company.
Taking a closer look at upgrading current processes, technologies, and strategies. Upgrading is essential if a company is going to be relevant in the future. Look at those retail icons who continue to cut costs, but are not upgrading. Once a company stops upgrading, they stop growing. To me upgrading is a to-do item that is always on the company project list.
A few months ago, I wondered how things were going to come together. At that time, I looked at our SWOT and current budget decided it was time to engage others, both internal and external. A change was needed and it started with getting the right people. We still have our challenges, but they are short-term challenges which will be dealt with and put behind us.
I am looking forward to finishing strong in 2017.