At the beginning of the year, it’s great to sit back and put your life in perspective5r, It is refreshing to have the mind work overtime. Glimpsing into the future that each one of us can create based on our mindset. I can glance in retrospect and see what for one reason or the other. It is important that I can dissect my goals and understand where I failed. If I fail to review my past, then I am on the path to repeat.
Setting goals and having a plan is not the issue, as we should do that. However, it is the execution that matters. Sometimes we end up doing things that will not benefit our greater good or just out of character. We notice that the results we are after are not coming and we wonder why. The reason being, we did things we shouldn’t have done, that gained us nothing.
As we are in a new year and a couple of months have passed, I was able to look back and see my faults. Here are 8 things I did in 2019 that I won’t be doing in 2020.
- Adjusting my price to suit customers- When a customer thinks your price is too high, you fall victim to auctioning off your merchandise, Know your worth.
2. Skimping on quality-If you’ve got a top-quality product, no need searching for manufactures at a cheaper price. You know you’ve got to pay for quality so as, to pass it on to customers.
3. Ignore whining customers- Costumer service is the key to any good and profitable company. It is your best interest that customers are happy with your service. The best business is repeat business and the best advertising is word of mouth.
4. Remove distraction while working-In most of our home office a lot of distraction that impedes the quantity of work. Sometime s you can be surprised at the end of the day that much was not completed. Turn the internet off while working if you can work offline and the phone is constantly ringing. Small child ren should be situated ed and heading
5. Stop offering credit – Credit is like sex; some people get it and some don’t. This one of the first things I did when the year started. A habit like offering credit to broke customers will jeopardize the business.
6. Not having designated work hours- Fitting work hours when you have the time to do so. You’re at home business should be treated like a regular job, with specific work hours scheduled. TREAT IT LIKE A HOBBY and it is going to pay you like one.
7. Not paying my self a salary- This is a business and your business; you should be paid for your efforts. If the business is not making money yet, pay yourself something small. This will always jolt the memory that your work has value.
8. Forgetting to take a vacation-Working without taking time off, even if you are self-employed can is a prescription for burnout. The mind and the body can ger weary if it is continuously doing something daily without a relaxing break called a vacation.
Being a stay at business owner is an accomplishment to be able to stay at home and make a decent living. However, it does come with faults that can be a hindrance in business growth so, a person must be able to identify issues and fix them.