Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

Do I Have to Do EVERYTHING Myself?!

The air in my client's office nearly crackled with her irritation. A scheduling snafu had left a client without important services. "I guess I just have to do everything myself," she ranted.

My calling as a small business consultant requires that I maintain objectivity in the face of a client's frustration and anger. My calling as a human being and a small business owner myself leads me to empathize with what she was feeling at the moment.

It often seems, as small business owners, that we do indeed have to do everything ourselves. No one understands our business like we do, no one has the single minded dedication that we do. But here is a simple truth: If you have to do everything yourself, you're not doing it right.

Now, my client knows this and because she does, she operates a growing, successful company. But, we all have our moments.

You see, in the beginning, your business is you. You are the president, the bookkeeper, the janitor, and the one who makes the product or performs the service. It is at this crucial time that you can best impact the future of your business. If you don't separate yourself from the day-to-day aspects of your company, you will run yourself into the ground.

Taking the approach of "I have to do everything myself" is a great recipe for burnout. How do I know?

GULP! Well, uh, um?it happened to me-yup! ME. Big know-it-all smarty-pants small business consultant. I walked right up to the trap and stuck my foot in it. And suddenly, I found myself so depressed and frustrated, I was ready to walk away from the business I had spent years building.

How did it happen? Did I lose my passion for helping small businesses succeed? Not at all. I still cared very deeply. So, what was the problem? I asked myself this question over and over as I repeatedly banged my head against the wall.

The problem was this: I was trying to be "The Solution". I was trying to do everything for everybody and still work on my own business. What's wrong with that? Being the solution is what business is all about, isn't it? If my customer has a need shouldn't I step up and try to fill that need?

Look at it this way, I'm a consultant. My job is to teach others how to do what needs to be done. A small business doesn't need an MBA to do the payroll. A small business needs a payroll system that works long-term. My job is to set up systems that work, to develop systems that are sustainable and workable solutions for the business at all stages of growth.

Once a system is working, it then becomes my job to teach others how it works. Then, the System becomes "The Solution." I am merely an "Interim Solution." I learn, I teach, I get out of the way. Only then have I truly taken care of my customer.

Apply this to your own business. Are you performing tasks that take you away from your most important functions? Are you focusing on the long-term growth of your business or are you spending all your time on activities for which you are merely an "Interim Solution"? By focusing on what is truly important, you're better able to find the balance between what is best for your customers and your business.

If you're one of the millions of Small Business Owners who is: feeling stressed and disorganized, tired of working long hours for less you're worth, and struggling for focus, Small Business Mastermind, Caroline Jordan MBA has a Special Report just for you. It's called "Seven Secrets for Small Business Success". Get it by going to http://www.TheJordanResult.com . It won't cost you one red cent. Get it now. Start improving your business today.

In The News:


Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: http://feeds.skynews.com/feeds/rss/world.xml:1: parser error : Document is empty in /home/infob/public_html/includes/rss.php on line 2

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/infob/public_html/includes/rss.php on line 9


tikatoshop.it

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

Small Business Opportunities And The Tens

You may find this Newsletter a little long winded but... Read More

How to Raise Your Fees and Thrill Your Customers

Think the best way to get more customers is to... Read More

Are You Satisfied With Your Business Just As It Is?

Did you know that satisfaction is the number one emotion... Read More

But Weve Always Done It This Way

Sacred cows take a long time to die. We get... Read More

Survival Tips For Your Small Business

No matter type of business you operate you've got to... Read More

More Business Card Marketing

If you are worried about how many different business cards... Read More

5 Good Reasons a Self-Employed Professional Should Take Vacation

So you think you're not justified in taking time away... Read More

New Habits, Rebounding Economy Help To Sell Giftware and Collectibles

Just a few years ago, when one thought of a... Read More

Pressure Washing at Golf Courses

There are many potential niches for pressure washing companies that... Read More

Franchise Territories for Mobile Businesses; Why Limitations

In franchising an individual desirous of their own business will... Read More

Women and Small Business

In the book Women and Small Business author gives all... Read More

Are You a Small Business Lone Ranger? Take My 10-Question Quiz To Find Out!

So what exactly is a "Small Business Lone Ranger?" A... Read More

Finance Your Small Business: So Much Money, So Little Time

$37.4 million funded from venture capital today. $86.4 million funded... Read More

How to Profile a Client

At first glance, this topic may seem a little repetitive,... Read More

Do You Need Accounting Software for Your Small Business?

If you're anything like me then you dislike with a... Read More

Mobile Truck Washing, Case Study

Most folks in the pressure washing business are happier to... Read More

Should I Franchise or Not?

A reader of one of my online sessions asked should... Read More

Small Business Credit Card Advantages

Obtaining a business credit card enables the small business owner... Read More

Do You Love Food? - Then Maybe Opening a Restaurant is Not Such a Crazy Idea

The restaurant industry in the United States employs an estimated... Read More

Tell Me The Reasons Why I Should Believe You?

Have you ever heard the phrase, 'PREPONDERANCE OF PROOF'?I recently... Read More

Blowing Your Own Horn ? A Key Marketing Strategy for Small Business

-- Building Credibility Through Success Stories --Successful solo entrepreneurs spend... Read More

Top 7 Small Business Tax Tips

Here are seven ways for owners of small businesses to... Read More

Two Types Of Business Plan Cover Pages ? Which One Are You Using?

This is the tale of two business plans with very... Read More

Environmental Boat Washing and Detailing

Some marine biologists feel that the concentration of dead marine... Read More

Going Public by Way of Regulation D (504) Offering

Under the Securities Act of 1933, any offer to sell... Read More