Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.Steve Jobs
It’s Friday afternoon, the sun is out and your business is strong. In fact, you are ticking a bit ahead of your budget . Then a representative from from a good vendor walks in and informs you that your business is not keeping up with their other accounts. Boom! The clouds roll in, the rain is pouring down, and you have to find out what is wrong. Horse poop!
Always listen and learn; there are always new opportunities to research but remember to keep things in perspective…your perspective. Short term thinking will only drive you and your team crackers.
It is your business, not theirs. You took the time to set your company’s goals and make a focused strategy to reach them. Do not let others tell you what your business needs to be; it is not theirs.
Go back and enjoy your day.
Now, if you have not taken the time to set your game plan maybe it is time.
Also published on the Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association’s Connections Blog: Welcomed Thoughts from a Fellow (Jeff Valles): It’s Your Business!