If you're like most of us, you've worked on several projects in your business. And that's OK. Because each project is a milestone to reach, and someone else has successfully walked that path to success. It's just that you've probably also noticed a different type of project. There are projects that you work on repeatedly, while you spend very little time doubling up on things that need to be done. Your friend the project manager just shows up for that big project, and it happens in a matter of hours. Did I mention that those hours usually begin at 9 AM? And now you're getting even more creative. Those are not productive hours because they areUsing hyper local technology.
Wonders of such technology as our cellular phones, computers and, yes, tablets, we are able to do this. Does such technology settle somewhere in between something we can create countless new services that undermine the very fiber of humanity? Well, no. When the consolidated functions causing it crash, the only solution to keep going of high-level projects starts over from scratch; sometimes if you're lucky, many times it's a download from the local server to an adjacent server. There is hope though.
Just getting some free time to create your own business model should eventually become a habit. Of course it will take a lot of effort and planning but you could eventually get the hang of it after yourself. But consider it part of your well-defined business plan.
Most people will not stick with their businesses all of their lives. You may love to, but eventually you will either figure out something that all your efforts no longer net (it could be an idea for a company that's not currently producing products on the market) or you have to accept that you are working too hard to enjoy it. You've explored enough of that.
This is why most successful business owners (yes, entrepreneurs) actually sell their business. I had this happen to me early at the beginning of my career. After 10 or so years working hard, I finally came to this with my company. I easily knew enough to take on this responsibility to run the company.
Going out on top is a comfort point for a business owner in a way. But, there are more competitive players surrounding you every step of the way, that one day your well-planned, bonded company goes under and you can go. Your passion for this industry may be pretty evident though. But it's difficult to maintain a strong strata of loyal team members who will stay long term for a business that is so rewarding on the surface.
After five years, I decided the best thing for me was to surrender to the inevitable, while I was still as productive as I could. I gave the management what it needed and could only allow employees that had the same respect for the company.
No longer would I visit daily to see if they were there, and never would I come back after work months, and top executives were still having to fill in if they couldn't attend. You could say I finally learned to say no to the impossible. And this was a good thing as you are forced to embrace more responsibility, more information. My employees wanted the same, and I knew it was the right decision made.
Today, I take a look at the people I'm thankful for. I like to start thinking of those employees who have made a difference to my business. Who have been beyond the call of duty while simply giving 110% to my company. How do you show your employees that you appreciate their hard work? Someone in your company! That person would love to stay in your team even after you've offered them permanent employment other companies. They're not that type of employee and they make your business run much better.
I've watched my business grow, I learn from my mistakes and I literally strive to improve the quality of work consumed and intelligence level of the people around me. I'm still working with a few people on the same project that I'm currently on other than trying to catch up from other long time employees. But I have never asked them to go anywhere.
I've learned that a close relationship with your employees is the only way to get the job done and keep them much longer in your business production. As you grow your business, you'll need hired more help because your employee demands a higher portion of your tasks.
Your employees are that invaluable, it's imperative you no longer treat them that way. Let me share with you that beneath the above mentioned scenario, my amiable, friendly and receptive colleagues and people are our biggest asset-the love we have for each other. We simply have tons of fun in a team environment.