The Year to Come
Given that how we invest our attention, time, and energy each day is a choice, I offer the following Wintripisms as suggestions for the coming year:
- Those who pay the least demand the most. So, when choosing customers in 2015 pick the best so you can leave the rest.
- Avoid implementing permanent solutions to temporary problems. It’s a great way to avoid regrets later.
- If you want something different, do something different. Then keep doing what’s different if you expect it to stick.
- Say what you mean, just don’t say it mean. It’s a wonderful way to give honest feedback, informed advice, and be direct with communication.
I wish you, your colleagues, and families a safe, joyous, and prosperous New Year.
I’ve recently been accused, positively so, that I have many “Wintripisms.” Here are four of my favorites:
- As a business owner or leader you get to choose what you do, as long as you don’t choose to do everything yourself.
- Recurring problems teach you what you do not want to learn.
- Just say no isn’t just for drugs. It’s also for low margin business, slow paying customers, and unresponsive and uncooperative people.
- Get customers to talk themselves into buying as they always believe themselves. They only sometimes believe you.
So, which one of these was most meaningful to you? Let me know and, while you’re at it, take an action based upon the one that caught your attention.