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3 Things You Must Do This Year

3 Things You Must Do This Year

As the year winds down, you are likely spending more and more time thinking about and working on next year’s projects. As you’re planning, I’d recommend you consider the following three actions. I believe they are critical for the long-term health and success of your business.

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Start from OK

Start from OK

We all have to deal with the gap between our expectations and our realities. It doesn’t matter what your position, tenure, education, or skillset is. I know I am routinely let down by my own expectations. Maybe you can relate. I believe this gap affects us all.

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Who is better than you?

Who is better than you?

I like to ask myself this simple question from time to time, “Who is better than you at something very meaningful to you?” It’s a great question. It highlights selfishness and pride quickly. It also improves my perspective instantly and keeps me from getting too big for my proverbial britches.

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Who are you hiring next?

Who are you hiring next?

When you have started a business, your first few hires will be some of the most critical decisions you will make. A bad hiring decision can kill the company you’ve worked so hard to build. If you hire too late, the work can build up, causing backlogs and missed orders. If you hire too early, you can burn right through what little cash you have. Hiring someone with the wrong personality can suck the life right out of you.

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Stop telling your story

Stop telling your story

One of the biggest mistake brands make is to think that it is their story that matters. Instead of telling their own story, what the best brands do is step into their customer’s story and invite them to a better ending.

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