Does Your Business Need Help!

(lyrics by The Beatles)

Help”, “help me”, “I sure could use your help”. These words may be the hardest words that an entrepreneur or business owner will ever say.  No one likes to ask for help.  We want to be able to do it all, to be in charge, to be independent and control our destiny. But there comes a time in all business owners’ life where they hit the wall.  This feeling of being stuck, of not knowing where to turn or who to turn to can be frustrating, disabling and very easily can lead to a business and personal disaster if not dealt with properly. Time seems to have run out and everything is beginning to “run a muck”

ASK!.  One line of the lyrics in the Beatles song  Help!, says “there was a time I never needed any help in any way; now I’ve changed my mind and open up the doors”. (paraphrasing)  Open your doors. ASK FOR HELP! There are professionals who specialize in teaching the ABC’s of Success, from the basics to the most complex areas of building a business.  Now is not the time to be shy.

Ask any successful business owner or professional the secret to their success and you may be surprised of what they will say.  Of the top five secrets to their success they almost always say it’s “knowing when to ask for help” and having the right people on their team. Think about it.

Build a Team. Find folks that are experts in areas where you are weak.  You need to do the things you do best.  Do you have a business manager?  A business manager can run the day-to-day operations of your business so that you can concentrate on what you do best.  How about a virtual assistant?  A good VA can be a life saver by doing the little things that you might consider menial but have to be done on a regular basis.   How about a business teacher?  A business teacher is someone who can teach you and/or your team  the best practices of building and growing a successful business.

A professional success strategist can teach you the business-of-doing-business.

 

James R. Carson is a teacher, facilitator and advisor whose dynamic yet common sense approach to success and growth has been presented to and implemented in the educational, faith-based, business, and personal settings. His ability to “see things as they are and to do things as they ought to be done” is the foundation and core of his Common Sense Teaching. James is the author of “ABCs of Business Gardening” – a mini eBook and “Profit Through Customer Service” an online business training.

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