It doesn’t matter whether you are an entrepreneur, an employee, or someone looking for their next career, you are in some type of business. It may be the business of finding work, but you are still in business. I don’t know about you but I am constantly looking for ways to make my business better. If you don’t you begin to plateau and stagnate which will cause your business to go the other way, down hill. Most of us get very busy within our businesses or jobs but how many of us stop to see the bigger picture? Maybe you are thinking, I don’t own the business why should I care about the business?
The truth is that you should treat your position at the company much like if you owned the business. I call that “Owning Your Position” and talk a lot about it through my books and training seminars. To me it makes the difference between middle of the road employees and the ones that exceed and prosper in their positions. Where a business owner may automatically be looking at their business for growth an employee may not be so inclined to do so. If you want to prosper in your career it is important to take time to look at the bigger picture.
So if you are trying to improve your career or business here is where I suggest you start. You need to be relaxed to think clearly so try to clear some time for relaxation and exercise. Get out of your work environment if possible and take stock as to where you have been, how you got to where you are today, and where you want to go for tomorrow. Writing down goals will be very helpful in deciding where you want to go in the future. Once you have your goals try to think about how you can improve your business or career. Don’t be afraid to think out of the box here. Realize all you need is one change that takes you above the competition to make your career soar. Taking time to work on that larger picture may give you that one idea you need to change the course of your business. I know its worked for me!
About the Author
Bruce Outridge is an entrepreneur and author of the books Driven to Drive, Running By the Mile, and How to Start an Artistic Business in 12. Easy Steps. To learn more about Bruce and his businesses please visit his website at www.outridgeenterprises.ca