We are living in some really difficult times. Even with the Christmas holiday ahead of us (a time that should bring joy and happiness), many people can’t help but wonder how they are going to make it through another year in the current economic climate. As I write this post, we don’t know what the tax situation is going to be or whether there is going to be money available to expand and grow their business.
I certainly don’t have all (or maybe even any) of the answers, but I do know that the most important thing we can do in our lives as well as our businesses is to learn the art of innovation. What I mean by this is that we have to learn to look at every situation not as they are but as they can be. We need to look beyond the struggles of a given day (or even year) and look for the best way to do things in the future.
Business owners have struggled this year and many are considering folding up their tents and heading home. My thought is that instead of folding up, let’s learn to think in ways that will bring changes and reestablish our passion for life, family, and business. Let’s look at the way to do things in new and more productive ways. Let’s find more efficient ways to spend our scarce resources. Let’s give our clients more attention and better service than ever before.
Innovation is the key to climbing out of our current situation. Every business owner and every employee needs to have the freedom to think freely and to bring about positive, innovative change. When we become innovative thinkers and when we put these innovations to practice in our businesses we can come out ahead in the year to come.
Keep your head up and your mind active!
Talk more later ….