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Time to clear the funk

Let’s face it, it’s been a crazy year.

I’ve got two resources, (below), that are sure to help you snap out of any funk you might be in and restore your energy and passion for your business.

Why is getting your head in the game important right now? Because you need to get started on creating your executable, up-to-date business plan for the coming year.

Every fall season, I get my clients focused on revising their plans so they can be ready to start the new year knowing. . .

  • where their growth is going to come from

  • the top 5 objectives they need to work on

  • the critical targets they need to hit to stay on track to achieve their vision.

While many are jumping in and getting the process started, some are struggling.

I currently have a

  • former client who closed her business after 17 years because of SIP restrictions

  • client who lost half their revenue because their largest customer shutdown their operation

  • client that is having a good year, but repeated COVID-19 infections on their team have disrupted operations.

Each of these cases come with their own challenges that can put a business owner in a mental state of dismay…and the last thing they want to do is sit down and put a business plan together and without a plan their business will drift like an abandoned boat.

Are you too distracted or discouraged to sit down and revise your business plan?

Are you just grinding out each day, going thru the motions…surviving but not thriving?

If you are having a tough time and are not sure how you’re going to push through your challenges to keep your business on track or even open, I recommend you read Robert H. Schuller’s classic from 1983, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! In this 3.5 hour read, Dr. Schuller shares

  • 4 ways to evaluate a new idea

  • 5 principles for putting problems in a proper perspective

  • 5 ways to overcome a ‘brownout’ and prevent a burnout

How would you like to acquire the secrets of success . . . achieve everything you’ve always wanted? Wow! Who doesn’t want that? Then you’ll want to read my second recommended resource.

First published in 1959, The Magic of Thinking Big, by David J. Schwartz, gives you useful methods, not empty promises—presented to you in a carefully designed program to help you attain great success and satisfaction—but you will need to learn and apply some new habits of thinking and behaving in order to get you there. This book gives you those secrets! You can read it in five hours, and it will change your life. It’s also available in audiobook form narrated by Dr. Schwartz himself.

Now I know what you are thinking,

‘Thomas, come on, don’t you have anything to recommend from this century?’

Well, the classics are the classics and there is a reason they are both still in print. I can tell you both books have impacted me and many in my world in powerful and profound ways.

We may not be able to control many external things impacting our businesses in this crazy season, but one thing we can control is our attitude.

Be encouraged. Be strong. Be very courageous.

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