2020 is in the history books. Either a lot can be said about 2020 or nothing at all. Some of us just want to move on to a new year and new opportunities. Others of us are wondering what happened in 2020 and how do I go about 2021 with so many unknowns.
The good news is that life and business go on. We make our lives and business based upon our attitudes and what we focus those attitudes upon.
So, what should your business focus on? This question seems so logical that we sometimes take it for granted. Each of us wake up in the morning and believe when we go to work, we are in fact working on the next most important thing to improve our business. Sometimes we are correct and other times we simply tackle the thing we think is most important. What makes this or that more important? As I observe business leaders in our clients and other companies, some leaders are better at narrowing in on what is truly the next most important thing to work on in the business. Unfortunately, there are way too many who think they are focused on the next thing to fix and do make progress on that item only to discover other things should have had their attention first.
As we start into 2021, we are all dealing with a new and different landscape than 12 months ago. 2020 tossed all kinds of curves, dips, dives, mountains, rain, fire, and every other type of chaos at all of us. So many things have changed that we all need a way to identify what we should focus on to “Fix This Next.”
For the next six weeks we are going to explore just such a process to allow you to deep dive into what you need to focus on, define a strategy to resolve it, execute and measure your progress. Once you get that accomplished then revisit the process and take on the next biggest thing to fix. Repeat as many times as necessary to upscale and grow your business during the evolving change in the marketplace.
So, this week your nudge is to get started. My colleague Mike Michalowicz, author of such great business books like “Profit First,” “Pumpkin Plan,” “Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.,” and other books came out with a business discovery system which he documents in his book “Fix This Next.” As JKL Associates is a certified Business Advisor with the “Fix This Next” system, I will share with you the process which you can execute on your own or engage a Certified Advisor to help you navigate to greater results. As part of the discovery effort, I am providing a link for you to complete a quick questionnaire which will pinpoint areas for you to focus on during your discovery of what to fix next. To access the complimentary questionnaire visit https://jklassociates.fixthisnext.com/ and complete the questionnaire. Your assessment results will be emailed back to you and identifies the area of greatest attention to “Fix This Next.”.
Next week we discuss the foundation of your business – its Culture.
In the meantime, JKL Associates is here to assist you to achieve greater results in 2021. Do not hesitate this year. Opportunities exist so let’s go make them happen. Give JKL Associates a call at (313) 527-7945 in Michigan or (407) 984-7246 in Florida or go onto our calendar below and schedule an initial meeting which works best on your busy schedule. JKL Associates looks forward to continuing to build relationships rooted in “Purpose.”