10 Ways “Chasing Windmills” Could Hinder Your Business

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Hey there! I can’t believe the year is almost over. Christmas is Friday – yay! I love Christmas. But if Christmas is just around the corner then that means it’s time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished (or didn’t accomplish) this year.

To be honest I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions {I never keep them} but I LOVE planning for the future ahead. I’m always striving to be a better person in business and in life and I absolutely believe that you affect and change the environment around you.

As you know, being a small business owner means there is always something to do. Something we can improve on. So I thought this week’s featured post could help us out here.

It’s from Jayson Demers at Entrepreneur Magazine. Jayson gives us a “heads-up” on 10 Bad Work Habits that every business owner should have eliminated before becoming an entrepreneur.

Now some of you are saying, “I don’t need this. I’ve been in this game a long time.” But ask yourself this question. . .

When was the last time to stopped and took “stock” of your productivity?

Who really holds you accountable in your business? You’re the boss so you’re not going anywhere. No one is going to fire you and there’s no “performance review” right? Well yes and no.

You see – your “performance review” shows up in the form of your month-end balance, how much quality time you get to spend with your family & friends and that website you’ve been “meaning to update” for God knows how long but you just haven’t gotten around to it yet (a shameless plug on my part).

Now don’t get me wrong – nobody is perfect and I know you’re short on time as it is, but I ask you to think about a quote from Leonardo da Vinci,

“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”

I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little more time and you may have already eliminated these 10 bad work habits, which if you have – then good for you.

But if you’re feeling “stuck” or frustrated in the growth of your business or if you feel like your just “chasing windmills”, then I would ask you to take a few moments to check out this post and see where you stand.

It’s a quick read. Nobody’s looking! Give yourself a chance to gain a little perspective and start the new year off on the right foot.

Until next time. . . .

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Note: The post was last updated December 14, 2020

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