As a business owner, your business must be your greatest ally. It shapes the person you are in and the life you live in. Unfortunately, the organization we work for can be our enemy, not our friend.
Every day I work with a frustrated and overworked business owner. They are not the most effective, most fulfilling or most profitable in their business. If you know you are a member of this group, it’s a good idea to focus on these three important areas to turn things around.
What do you put in?
One of the main drivers of human condition is our desire to add value. We want to know that the impact we have is positive, perhaps even necessary. I want to be acknowledged. I want to know that our talent is influential. Focus on this every day as we grow by contributing.
If your business is a place where everyone has the opportunity to shine and contribute in a meaningful way, you create a strong and positive environment.
A great business demonstrates the strengths of all team members. Great communicators lead the conference and great innovators contribute new ideas. Have you identified the strengths of yourself and your team? Are you making the most of those strengths?
Talk regularly with everyone on your team to give them the boost they need. This allows you to have real influence and witness the concrete results of your day-to-day work.
Consider each team member, including yourself, and think about their strengths. Now see if the person is doing a job that demonstrates his strength. Are they in a position to allow them to contribute their strengths to the business? If not, see how you can change this to help give them a job so that they feel they are having a positive impact.
Find ways to give your team members feedback on how their contributions are impacting your business. Everyone likes to understand how they fit and what they are doing means something in the big picture. Doing so will also help you find your place in it.
What will come out?
There are some questions that you, your business, and your team should consider:
- What self-development will make me stronger? (Training / Coaching / Mentoring)
- How can I grow my team so that it grows every day?
- How can you create a culture of feedback that means that everyone’s potential is realized?
A business that has a culture of self-development and is learning the layers of even the smallest work. It incorporates personal development plans, individual training budgets, and numerous extracurricular activity opportunities.
Ask your team to report on the three biggest barriers to success each week and find a way to develop your team to overcome those barriers.
Consistent improvements are very motivating for you and your team. If something motivates you, it’s hard not to fall in love with it. So make sure your business is motivating everyone involved in it.
Where do you get energy?
Running empty is the fastest way to fail. Experts who often do not see the results they want continue to push harder: Burnout recipes. Rest is not considered a productive way to achieve more. But being full of energy creates an environment of success.
The simple truth is that if you can feel the joy and balance from your work, your performance will be much better.
These are the specific questions you need to focus on to ensure that you and your team are efficient and enthusiastic:
- What is the best way to relax and relieve stress?
- How can I make sure my team is charging every day?
- What are the signs that team members are overworked and not doing well?
- How comfortable do people feel about seeking support?
Keeping your business full of energy guarantees sustainable output from your team. This requires agile work. Allows teams to tackle important tasks when they are high in energy, allowing them to retreat and recharge as needed.
For my team, the 15 minutes of meditation at lunchtime and running / walking during a meeting can have a big impact. If the deadline is tight, stop for an hour, have a team lunch, and then do your best to work on the task.
Resting strengthens us, and when I started allowing myself to stop, I realized that it became much more effective. This applies to everyone on the team. People need rest, and you will see them work better for it.
The average person spends 92,210 hours of work in his lifetime-are you willing to waste that much of your life in an environment you don’t love?
https://thenextweb.com/news/fall-in-love-with-your-business-again Did you fall out of love for your business?How to rekindle the flame