Third in a series about why businesses fail.
If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now,
It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.
And it makes me wonder.
As my old friend “Da Coacha” would say, classic rock and roll from Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’. So what the heck does this mean for you small business. Everything!
Growing up I had no idea what “a bustle in your hedgerow’ meant and after doing research there are a variety of “thoughts” around the meaning, some that are just not suitable for this blog. So here are your options:
1. It does not mean anything
2. It means something really deep
3. It means whatever you want it to mean
Take the poll and let me know what you think.
For business owners and employees the question is what road are you on and is there time to change the road you are on. You are the only one that knows what road you are on but you still have plenty of time to make the change.
Many employees are stuck in jobs, happy to have the work, collecting a paycheck and wondering is this all there is to work. They go to work everyday wondering if today is the day; the day when management walks in and says “I am sorry, we have to let you go.” You did a good job, but management is judge and jury. Others have a job but wonder everyday, “what else can I be doing to make an impact?” “What can I do to change the monotony of this job, my life?”
Many small business employers wonder the same thing. “Is this what running my own business means?” All I want to really do is what I love to do, the real reason why I started the business and not have to worry about marketing, advertising, social, Facebook, Linked In etc.. And they ask, “what can I do to change the monotony of this job, my life?”
Well tomorrow when you wake up, ask yourself this question. “Is this what I want to do?” “Is this the company I want to do it for?” “Am I living up to my potential and making a difference in my professional and personal life?” “Am I giving back and helping others be successful?”
Is the company that you work for providing you what you need to succeed? As a small business owner, are you providing your employees with the training, challenge and ability to grow everyday so that they are not asking themselves these questions?”
Hey this stuff is hard. That is why they call is work. And it makes me wonder……..