Monday, January 23, 2006

Re-Invent Yourself

Is your industry changing? The answer is probably yes. Even if you do not see it, the business world is a very competitive place, and advances in technology are causing most companies to re-assess how they operate..... And everyone I know, in all industries, is facing tougher competition.

So what can you do to succeed in this changing world?

1. Be honest with yourself about "where you are". Too many professionals do not honestly review where they stack up in their universe. Are you the "top" in your industry? Or do you just pretend that you are. Does you competition do a better job than you? What can you do to improve your product or service?

Avoiding honesty with yourself will prevent you from improving.

2. Where do you want to be? (What does success look like?). Just saying you want to have "more" sales or deliver "better" customer service is not enough. You need to define what want to achieve. If you want to increase sales, what is your target number? If you want more customer loyalty, how will you measure "more"?.

If you do not know what is success..... how will you know when you get there.

3. Be Flexible. Be Creative. You need to approach this challenging business climate with a sense of "why not me?". Someone will excel in this new environment. Why not you? Do not be set in your ways. If you look at an idea and think "We don't do it that way around here"...then you are doomed. Those who are flexible and open to new approaches will triumph.

Re-Invent yourself in the marketplace.

Have A Great Day.

Thom Singer

1 comment:

Chris Hyde said...

Excellent reminder, Thom. Thanks!