Stop the pain THEN find the cure

I don’t know whether it’s my shoulder that’s giving me aggro and bringing this home to me especially now, but it seems most places I look people are hugely prioritizing stopping the pain over affecting an ultimate cure to their problems.

Two months without a decent night’s sleep and I can sympathise :-( … Of course I want my full mobility back but right now I’d probably pay a king’s ransom to somebody who could wave a magic wand to make my shoulder a pain free zone and then look at sorting its ‘non specific’ cause.

It’s the same with businesses. The attitude seems very much to be: “There’s no point investing money in training me or my staff in skills for a business that won’t be here in three or six months time unless we do something radical now.”

Many businesses that did okay in a buoyant market are struggling in the current economy: We’ve been witnessing only too starkly how, when the banks get it wrong, there are knock on effects all down the line – like dominoes falling.

It turns out that trusted business relationships don’t actually count for that much when the chips are down and it’s every ‘man’ for himself. There’s nothing personal about it – it’s down to survival of the fittest.

Clients who never queried your terms before are now buying on price and often paying as late as they can. The banks won’t or maybe now can’t help out.

Doing what you’ve always done isn’t working. Traditional advisors haven’t been able to help.

What are you going to do? You have two choices:

  1. Carry on doing what you’ve always done until your ship sinks without trace
  2. Take your courage in both hands and decide the outcome is more important to you than being right

If you feel the second option is the right one for you, pick up the phone… 😉

What do you have to lose?

Linda Mattacks - Small Business Training

PS Ignore the date: This isn’t a joke

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