Why A Business Detox could be your best resolution
And so it is Happy New Year – and time for the setting of resolutions..
After enjoying Christmas festivities and the frivolity of summer, it’s back to the daily grind. With empty wallet and maxed out credit card, you sip the takeaway coffee you can’t afford and flick through the dozens of quick fixes and long-term strategies to set yourself on a better path this new year. After reading a few of the articles (or maybe just the dot-point summaries), you decide to switch from coffee to green tea, save your pennies and maybe exercise a little more.
And your summer’s frivolity is quickly forgotten.
For those in business – what is your business resolution for 2017?
Have you ever thought about making some business new year resolutions ? Would some business resolutions help you achieve those personal resolutions?
Are you returning to the same old business you’ve always had, with the same old business issues that you fear to confront which will lead to another year of sluggish performance? And if you’re trudging back to the same workstation outside your boss’ office, do you need to address your personal finances and set a budget so you can get through the year with more than less in your pocket?
Who knows? Confronting those business and monetary issues head on this new year could help shake those life toxins you’ve been trying to get rid of for years.
So grab another coffee (sorry, green tea), and ask yourself:
- When did I last look at what could be inhibiting the growth of my business and/or wealth?
- Are any “poisons” in my business or work life limiting my financial rewards?
- Is it time to detox, turn poison to protein, and nourish these areas of my life?
Businesses are no different to our bodies. In business too there is a barrage of stuf that needs to be dealt with on a daily basis. And business owners need help push the debris out by aligning themselves with the right systems, process, staff, advisors, partners and even clients to make their business thrive.
Now, how’s your business doing?
1. Do you dread the alarm going off in the morning?
2. Are your debtors weighing your business down?
3. Does your cash flow feel drained?
4. Are you struggling to pay your bills on time?
5. Are you struggling to drive your business growth?
6. Do you spend more time managing staff than managing clients and customers?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, it’s time to detox your business and resolve to set some new plans for 2017.
And don’t think you’re off the detox hook just if you’re not a business owner. Ask the same questions about your personal situation, and if you answer any of them with “Yes” then monetary detoxification might be the order of the day.
So how do you start?
The same way you’d go about detoxing your body, although you may want to focus on long-term solutions rather than quick fixes. Find out what’s making your business and monetary life and success sluggish. Set some goals. Get professional advice. Work out what you can do to nourish your business and your wealth.
And start rehydrating.
With a few simple changes (and a little commitment), you’ll lose the sluggishness, and start feeling happier and healthier.
And so will your business.
Which means this time next year you may look more positively at your return to the daily grind!
Contact Axis Accounting to find out how we can help you with your new year’s resolutions and set you on the right path in 2017!