The early European settlers in North America knew the first thing to be done to prosper was clear the land.
Trees, brush and rocks stood in the way of growing crops for survival. With simple tools, oxen and strong backs, they created the environment for their futures.
Back then, the priorities and the tasks to be done to ensure a livelihood were obvious.
The path to a profitable livelihood today isn't so obvious. It's camouflaged with distractions, assumptions and habits.
If you want your business to grow, have you taken the time to clear the land first?
I mean taking actions like these examples:
- Set your goals for the next 12 months
- Analyze what you do each day and how much time the activities take
- Eliminate time wasters
- Clean and organize your desk and work area
- Purge the out of date files cluttering your file drawers
- Upgrade your cell phone to a smart phone with internet access
- Delegate tasks others can do to free up your time for goal oriented activity
- Schedule time off to rest and recharge
Just like trees, brush and rocks were to early settlers, the obstacles to your business's growth need to be cleared before your business can grow.