How do you measure something when you have not clearly defined what IT is?
Whether we are talking about personal or professional success, we should be looking at the following two things FIRST:
1) Clearly defining what success means to you in your personal life and
2.) Clearly defining what success means in your business.
If you have not clearly defined these you must go back , assess and make some changes TODAY. WHY?
It would stand to reason that an individual and/or business owner may feel like they are spinning their wheels and feeling overwhelmed if the fundamental pieces are not in place.
We cannot see what we are not looking at.
We mostly achieve success in the areas we are paying attention to.
Ever hear the saying, “A watched pot never boils?” Well, in this case it does!
So Let’s begin again.
What is your idea of success for you PERSONALLY?
What would you like to see differently in your life?
Would you like to be home earlier to be with the kids?
Would you like to work less hours?
What is your idea of success PROFESSIONALLY?
Would you like to see an increase in production (as related to whatever industry you are in)?
Would you like to see an increase in customer satisfaction and/or comments?
Would you like to see more traffic on your website?
These are not the only questions you should be asking yourself, however these questions are a great place to start.
The specifics of what to measure become easier to see once you have clearly identified the WHAT, and the HOW becomes even easier.
By this part of the blog post you are starting to see and feel the absolute necessity in paying close attention to what to measure on the measuring stick of success, identified by YOU, the individual and by YOU, the business owner.
Once you begin to see a turnaround statistically or otherwise, in not only what you are measuring in your business, but you experience success in one of your targeted areas of personal success measurement, you will be glad that you spent the time going inside of yourself to pull out what lies in your heart for you personally and in your business.
It is my passion to assist individuals, who also may be business owners, to become more aware of the processes(work-flow), within your business so you are more confident to delegate where appropriate, streamline and create seamless processes within your business, for a more synchronized relationship between yourself and your business.
For further understanding on the process of measuring success, I would be honored to work with you and your business in order to see that you Go Home Earlier, Breathe Easier and Build Better relationships. This is my goal for 2014.
Thanks for stopping by!
Lisa Scott, B. MSC.-Certified, Advanced Work-Flow Process Improvement Facilitator
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