Do you measure your commitment?3 min read

Are you truly committed to your businesses success? Not just in the here and now, but on into the foreseeable future as well? Many business owners – while committed and hard-working – miss out on a high level of opportunity that awaits them, simply because they failed to commit themselves properly to gaining that success deliberately and consistently. If you are wondering where you stand on this spectrum, ask yourself the following three questions:

  1. Do you make tough decisions that are not just based on potential financial gain or loss, but that take into consideration where you want your company to line up with competitors down the line? Many business owners can mistake temporary monetary gain for success, when in reality it was just a spurt of growth in the market or in the overall economy that will level out shortly leaving them right back where they started. How can you avoid this? Take careful steps to grow your company’s reach, internal stability, and market saturation in addition to building up the financial aspects of the company. This will ensure consistent and sustainable growth no matter the economy.
  2. Are you able to delegate effectively? One of the key success-based downfalls of businesses large and small is a failure of the company leader to delegate responsibility and company ownership effectively. You can only take on so much before productivity, morale, and overall company culture begins to suffer. The solution is to first empower your team to take more ownership, believe in them that they can carry out your requests, your team will perform only to the level of the vision and standard you have for them. Expect more and you’ll get more. Find the key people in your organization that are hungry to take your business to the next level, the people that truly show up every day.Iinvest in them with time and added responsibility so that they feel they are able to take ownership of their jobs and work from a future-based perspective. This will soon set the standard for the others to follow.
  3. Do you listen to your customers and take appropriate action? Failure to test the pulse of your business on a regular basis is a surefire way to stifle success. Even the more lucrative industries and individual businesses can fail to grow if they neglect to assess their service or product to see if it is still meeting their consumer’s needs. Most business owners only want to hear the good and not the bad. This can be misleading as we will never know what we can do better based on what our customers sees and feels. Combat this by regularly checking to see if your company is providing needed, relevant things to consumers – services and products they can be loyal to and excited about. In addition don’t think twice of sending customer surveys to find out how you can better serve them. This will give you true clarity and allow you to reach for success on a whole new level.
  4. Find your uniqueness. Find ways of how you can truly stand out among your competition. Think outside the box, do things differently. Create ways of relating to your customers that “Wow” them. Remember, that we are all in this to create wealth for the business, our team, ourselves and our family. However Wealth is a buy-product of getting everyone else what they want. So, go out there and commit to being the absolute best in your business and you will soon be surprised how everyone else follows your commitment.

So, what are you waiting for? Start implementing new strategies and move your business forward today!