Tomorrow in the USA we’re celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s a day to be thankful for all we have in our lives and the blessings the next few weeks will bring to our businesses. in honor of Thanksgiving I thought we’d talk briefly about 12 things that make up a great business, help a leader become great or is part of the awesomeness of owning and running a business. Of course, these are usually often challenges for us as well, so look for areas that you’ve got room for improvement on too.
Time-it takes time to make an idea successful
Humor-if you’re not running your business with a sense of humor you’ll get frustrated quickly
Action-without actions all you’ve got are great ideas
Network-whether you’re networking for clients or networking for connections, support is essential!
Knowledge-if you don’t know anything about your area of interest, hire someone who does!
Solution-if your product or service doesn’t solve anything or isn’t useful people won’t see it as a solution.
Goal-what’s your goal for 2014?
Integrity-do the right thing! Your customers expect honesty and quality, do you match up?
Vision-what’s the purpose of your business and the bigger picture that you’re striving for?
Improve-there’s always room for improvement!
New-just about everything gets stale after a while, keep it fresh!
Generosity-personally and professionally your generosity speaks volumes about your character and commitment to the world.
As you head into what may be your busiest month all year I encourage you to share your thanks with your employees and clients. They’ve helped you get where you are and where you’ll go and I don’t know about you but I truly feel blessed to work with each of them! And keep in mind this thought from Richard Branson:
“My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.'”