Refocus for the Next 90 Days

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Bob Greenwood. May 2, 2013. ( over 8 years ago ) 1,559 views

I’d like you to commit to this for the next 90 days… it will really bring clarity to your position as owner/manager of the business. In fact, I’d like you to write this statement down and position it on your desk so you are forced to read it every time you sit down:


“My RESPONSIBILITY to this business is to obtain RESULTS,

not to just DWELL on PROBLEMS”


We often fall into a mind-set of negativity because we can get overwhelmed with problems and issues in our business which can lead to feeling a little sorry for one’s self rather than doing our job, prioritizing and getting things resolved. Remember that ownership or management is a position in the company—this position must be accountable to the total business. That’s what we get paid to do.

Staff can see when the boss is not leading the business and achieving results. The business, in their mind, is still the same old routine and seemingly the same old problems are still here and then they see the boss working in the business instead of on the business. I’m not talking about filling a temporary role until a new employee is found; I’m talking about management taking up a permanent position that should be filled by an employee to free up the time required allowing management to work on all issues the company is facing and installing solutions to obtain results in order to keep the business moving forward.

With all the issues in this business today, it’s easy to fall into this trap of “sameness” where nothing really moves forward and the next thing you know, another year has gone by.

Let’s make 2013 an exceptional year for you, the staff and the total business. Start with the next 90 days. Totally commit to your position and responsibility! Don’t let your emotions consume you as you may have to ruffle other people’s feathers because they stand in your way. They don’t believe in, or don’t want to, understand the vision you have embraced that you know is the right solution for your future. The people that are interfering or holding you and your business back must be eliminated.

So all that being said, let’s take OUR responsibility seriously and with total commitment now… this is the year we’re going to get the results we want and change the business where necessary in order to achieve that. No exceptions!!!

Bob Greenwood

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Bob Greenwood
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada