Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Are you stuck in the whirlwind?

Rich Darby,
Chief Operations Officer

What is the "whirlwind?" An article I recently read said it is the day-to-day activities that keep us from growing our business.

Business can be tough, and it sometimes makes me wonder, is it because we spend too much time in the whirlwind and not enough time bringing in new business? I know I am guilty of spending too much time  surfing the whirlwind. It's a daily struggle.

As business owners and managers, we have to learn to prioritize our workload and allow some time outside of the whirlwind to grow our businesses. New products need to be developed. New services need to be added. New ways of doing business need to be invented. The whirlwind is a necessary evil, but it doesn't allow you to create anything new.

How do we manage the whirlwind and still manage to grow? We plan our days better, prioritize our schedules and allow ourselves to be creative.

A balanced day means taking care of the old business while still creating new business. Join me in tackling your whirlwind. It will make us "Trigard strong" all day long!

This article originally appeared in Trigard Tuesdays, our weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/tuesdays.

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