At the end of every year, many business owners start thinking about what they want to work on in their business for the upcoming year. In this video, I talk about how making small changes can lead to big improvements.
Corporations, even businesses with just a few hundred employees, are like aircraft carriers. To make a change in course requires planning and collaboration. Small businesses, on the other hand, are like speed boats -- we can make a change at the drop of a hat. But where to start?
2. If a thorn seems to big (e.g. email), either narrow it down (e.g. one type of email) or let it marinate for a bit. Give it space, focus on others thorns, and don't stress over it. As you create more space, a solution (or solutions) will present itself (themselves).
3. Share your thorn with others. Eventually, an out-of-the-box (or something that seems so obvious, you can't believe you didn't think of it sooner) solution will arrive. Since you're a small business owner (driver of a speed boat), you'll be able to implement that change (eliminate the thorn) right away and move on to the next thorn!
Bonus: for tips on better ways to handle email, download: 10 Actionable Tips to Attain "Email Nirvana"