I remember, when I was a teenager, how my parents gave me some advice about how to make decisions. They showed me how to cultivate the best kinds of friends. And weed out the unsavory types. They told me, “We don’t drink, smoke, or chew nor go with people who do.” I think actress, Jane Russell, actually said it first. But no matter. I heard it from my parents first. And that leads me to why I’m talking about decisions decisions.
“Oh decisions decisions. What ever shall I wear to the ball?”
It’s funny how people started saying that to emphasize how many things they have to figure out. And maybe to even feel more important. And busy. Have you ever said that? When I stop and think about it, yeah, I’ve certainly said it, too.
Now, even though some decisions need more thought and research, there are some you should be able to make faster. Especially if you’re a business owner. This topic came up while I was in a client meeting this week. My client mentioned a new potential employee. And she said she wasn’t sure if the new person would be a good fit.
I asked, “Why aren’t you sure?”
“Because I’m not sure if they’ll be able to bring in enough business to justify me paying them,” she answered.
“Well, how much would that need to be?” I followed up.
“Uh, I don’t have those actual numbers. And I guess that’s why I’m still riding the fence,” she replied. With a sheepish grin.
“Well, there you go,” I said. “And don’t I always say you gotta know your numbers?”
And as it turned out, once I helped her dive into and clear up her numbers, she saw she couldn’t afford to hire someone, yet. Imagine what a disaster it would have been to hire someone only to have to fire them not long after.
Knowing your numbers helps reduce decision making time.
And you gotta know your core values, who your ideal client is, and exactly what any new hire’s duties will be. That’s “KNOW.” Not “think” or “guess” or even worse “wonder”. Knowing makes running your business so much simpler. And SO much more profitable. Those are just a couple of the reasons I created the RondaReady business coach CRM system. Because I love to help risk takers and go-getters KNOW their businesses inside and out.
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