Articles in Category: Productivity

How Heavy Is Your Glass?

How Heavy Is Your Glass?

 

One factor that impacts on our ability to "achieve" is stress and overwhelm.

Look at the picture and guess how heavy the glass of water is?

Would it surprise you to know that the absolute weight doesn’t matter? It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute it’s not a problem. Hold it for an hour and my arm will start to ache. Hold it for a day amd my arm will feel numb and paralysed.

First, design your business - then grow into it

First, design your business - then grow into it

Thomas Watson, the father of IBM, was once asked how he built his company into the structure it became – because, he said, “I planned that structure from day one”.

Most small businesses, if they have a structure, build it only to suit their current needs. Consequently, a few people are designated to fill all the roles so the structure is defined by the individuals and not by the tasks they do. As this becomes ingrained over time it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to separate the two.

Defining Your Brand

Brand is not what you are, it’s WHAT YOU DO, for the RIGHT PEOPLE!

Defining Your Brand

What Do You Do?  In many cases, your success will be determined by how accurately you can define what business you’re in. It has to be presented from your customer’s view – they need to know WIIFM (What’s In It For Me!)

What's The Time Mr Wolf?

What's The Time Mr Wolf?

In working with business owners as they strive to get the most out of their operations and, at the same time, try to create a degree of personal balance, I’m often confronted with the response – “but I just don’t have the time to do it all!” Does this sound like you?

Learning 'Just In Time'

Learning 'Just In Time'

We're being bombarded by information, and often at the wrong times!

Distractions like this have a major impact on our ability to manage and grow our businesses. So, here are a couple of ideas to keep you on track.

Have you heard of “Just in Time” manufacturing? Many big businesses (like car makers) operate on this basis – that is, they hold very little stock of anything and work with their suppliers to ensure parts are delivered direct to the production line just in time.

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston S. Churchill

ARE YOU READY TO TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS AND MOVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

Step 1: Take your FREE 20/20 Business Insight Assessment NOW!

Get a real handle on where your business is today, and see how it compares with the “best in market”.
You’ll quickly discover which areas of your business need the most urgent attention…

Start Your FREE Assessment

First On The Beach

286 Glen Osmond Road
Fullarton  South Australia  5063

Phone Local: 1300 377 172
(Int'l: +61 8 7078 0310)

Email: info@firstonthebeach.com

 

Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy

Join Our Trek To The Beach