Thursday Thirteen - 13 Random Business Thoughts
“Give yourself the time to think,” says author and leadership guru, John C. Maxwell. He emphasizes the importance of setting aside time to think.
Often when I think, random thoughts flit through my mind. Sometimes these I immediately pursue. Other times I simply let my thoughts incubate, to be applied later. Perhaps I’ll think with pen and notebook in hand and write my thoughts down.
Some thoughts revolve around the theme, “How can I have a spectacular year this year?” Others simply find their way into the mix. (Also, they’re in no specific order. Isn’t that what random means?!!)
So here are some random thoughts about home business:
- See where new trends are heading and take advantage of them.
- Find ways to become more efficient and more effective.
- Uplifting thoughts are healing thoughts, progressive thoughts, dream building and goal setting thoughts.
- Learn from every mistake I make and put these lessons to use.
- I’ve found that markets, materials, and merchandising have changed tremendously over the years I’ve operated home businesses. This can be exciting rather than discouraging.
- A constant - be considerate of your customers…they’re important to you.
- What fun to look over the old handwritten records from a great, great grandfather’s country store. What would he have thought of computers? Or even hand held calculators?
- Learn to live with chaos when it happens…just find the time to pick up afterwards.
- Don’t put off doing something until everything is in absolutly perfect order…unless you’re planning to fly to the moon.
- Include more fun into my business. Customers and business associates like to have fun rather than being serious all the time.
- Listen more to others and discover their needs and concerns. But don’t listen so much you’re dragged into their problems if all they want to do is complain.
- Become solution oriented and turn challenges into adventures. My grandson often asks, “Is this an adventure, Nanny?”
- Find more time for hobbies and relaxation to “sweep the cobwebs from my mind.”
(c)2008 Mary Emma Allen
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