Will 2012 be better?
Good question isn’t it. I won’t focus in the economy, jobs or housing. Let’s focus on the things that you can control. If you indeed want 2012 to be better, what are you willing to do to make it so?
What will you change, what irrelevant habits will you let go of as we move forward into a new year? If you are in sales how will you improve your skills so that you can help more people, bring more business into your company and make more money? If you own the business or are in a senior leadership role, what steps will you take both personally and professionally to improve the performance of the business and make it an even better company to be part of?
Stop waiting for “things to get better.” I hear that every day and guess what…things probably will improve but they won’t look like or behave like things used to be. Get over it, step up and take a proactive approach to dealing with the cards that you’ve been dealt.
It all boils down to your willingness to change, clearly identifying your game plan and then execution. Sounds simple but it’s hard and takes a lot of discipline to pull it off. Doing nothing though is not an option. As retired US Army four-star General Eric Shinseki said, “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” Fairly direct and to the point, this West Point grad didn’t mince words.
The business has changed, from how you interact with prospects and clients through to the products and services you deliver to them. Don’t fall into a position of irrelevance, make the decision to stay in the game and be a leader in your market by providing the services and expertise that your clients need to successfully grow their business.