Asking Better Questions
Whey you are a kid and you don’t know something, you don’t hesitate or pause when you want to learn information. You just jump in there and ask. Why do we stop doing this as we get older? Asking better questions can help get us on the right path to solutions. Nobody knows it all. There are lots of people that would gladly give you the information that you need to know to move forward. We get older and we don’t want to look dumb. We don’t want people to think that we are not smart. You can end up wasting a lot of time by trying to figure everything out by yourself. You might be able to cut down on your frustration just by asking the right questions.
Solving problems is a big part of business. The business landscape is constantly changing and there are always new challenges to be met. Problem solving is something that needs to be practiced. Just like the football team that prepares to get to the super bowl, you have to practice solving problems. Solving problems helps you learn more.
Remember those math classes when you were growing up. You would read a lot of information and think that you had everything figured out. At the end of each chapter, you would have some problems to try. The first few might be simple, but then the harder problems were presented. Your business will present you with all kinds of problems. Your problem solving skills will be tested on a regular basis.
Business is different from a regular job. When you are on a job, you are thinking about starting time and quitting time. When you are in control of the business, you are trying to maximize your opportunities to make money. As a business owner, it is your job to take advantage when you find new ways of earning income.
Don’t think about taking advantage as a bad thing. If you are providing a good product or a great service, you are really helping your customers. Take for example the real estate agent that helps first time home buyers get that first new home. Think about the technology or software company that comes up with software that helps save time and agony. Taking advantage of an opportunity does not have to be a negative.
Stop Doing What Is Not Working
Running a business means trying different things. Sometimes you will try something and it just fails. How do you know when to give up on projects that are not successful? That is something that every business owner has to come to grips with. You probably have heard stories about business owners that decide to give up too early and then all of a sudden the business takes off. There really is a catch twenty two when it comes to this. You don’t want to keep doing things that don’t work.