Hurry Up And Stop Hurrying
It’s true… Haste makes waste. The only reason to hurry is to hurry up and stop hurrying. Otherwise, you should always PACE yourself and stay on pace. What a simple concept. And, you may tell yourself that you are rarely in a hurry with your business. Well, let’s dig deeper to see what may be considered hurrying. For example, ask yourself the following questions to understand whether you hurry with your business:
- Do you follow every single step of your business system/program, including those systems that you purchased to enhance your business? Or, do you skip steps, thinking that they are a waste of time?
- Do you abide by your business plan?
- Do you take the time to follow-up with business prospects in a timely manner?
- Do you take the time to send thank you notes to your customers?
- Do you over-book your schedule, such that you rush from one appointment to another?
- Are you focused on making a lot of money quickly, without first offering QUALITY service to clients?
- Do you focus on maintaining long term, repeat customers? Or, are you only satisfied with making that one quick sale from a customer?
- Do you organize yourself and your work space/desk at the end of each day? Or, does it take TOO MUCH TIME?
Again, the above questions may verify whether you are in a hurry with your business. And, once we pace ourselves and follow ALL of the actions that pertain to our business systems, then we may experience a lot more business success at a quicker rate. For example, a Franchise Restaurant, such as McDonald’s, would follow every single step in their business model. No tasks in there system would be omitted. Their system is followed diligently, and on a consistent basis. And, if something were skipped, then it would be observed and corrected at the time of an audit. In other words, their restaurant system is not hurried, and they generate much success.
The key is to build a solid, quality business at a pace that is sufficient for you to maintain. Diligence is what allowed the turtle to win the race against the rabbit. Therefore, be diligent with building your business, and win!