Did you lose focus last year? Did you lose focus for the beginning of the year? Have you not quite gotten the goals, resolutions, whatever it is you call them together? Here’s how you get back on track with focus: What I mean by losing focus is: Have you lost focus on what you should be looking at in terms of your business? Sometimes, we’re looking at small details and we’re not looking at the big picture. We’ve lost focus and can’t make progress. Sometimes, we’re looking at the big picture and never put actual action steps into place. Again, we can’t make progress with losing focus in that way. That’s what I mean by losing focus. And you know if you’re losing focus if you’re losing steam and you’re not making progress. Losing focus could be not focusing on who you should be focused on. Sometimes, we have so many employee problems and issues; we’re no longer focused on our clients. Sometimes, we’re so involved with clients and bad clients and client issues; we’re not focused enough on our employees to make it an environment where they can produce the best for us for what we’re paying.
It’s about where you focus. Which areas of your business need the most improving? It’s a lot of fun to work on the things that you’re really good at. It’s not fun to work on the things that you’re not good at. So, you’ve got to focus where focus needs to be put. The things that you’re good at, you’re naturally doing. You don’t have to focus harder on those. You do need to make sure those other areas are covered and then what you could do is move forward in the areas that you’re good at because you can make fast acceleration in that area. Read more
Don’t let rodents eat your profits
by David Etherington
The risks involved where rats are concerned is something every business should take seriously. While a rat on a construction site may not be a big issue, a rat in the warehouse or the kitchen of a food premises could lead to the loss of brand reputation, loss of consumer trust, production losses, product recalls, lost sales, disrupted production and compensation claims. However prosecution is perhaps the biggest threat to your business.
Changing the environment and proofing gaps before rats gain access is much easier than trying to evict them after they have set up home. As with proofing to prevent entry to buildings discouraging rats from harbouring too close to your business is also a very important consideration. Ensure overgrown amenity areas are cut back and unsecured food waste is not left out overnight. Doors and windows are other common entry points and must be kept closed at all times. If this is not feasible, a door closure policy should be adopted. Gaps under doors should also be proofed. Read more
Many people want to get involved in social media and are concerned that it will take up all of their time. I have a simple solution that allows you to appear online and engaged and yet, really only use a few hours a week to do this. Especially if you only have one brand you are pushing.
Right now I am in production for the television show “The Wright Place TV Show”, Solve It Sisters – web series, Wright Place radio and A Crowd Funded Life radio show.
My three brands, Wright Place TV, Solve it Sisters and A Crowd Funded Life all have their own social media foot print. Then there is my personal footprint. Because of the brands I am handling, I spend a little more time that what I talk about in this article but not much more. You simply can’t be online all day and get any revenue generating work done Read more