“Smart business owners use tools.”
I was on a podcast with a handful of other coaches earlier this week and one of them said this in the midst of our conversation. He then went on to give a few obvious examples. Here are a few of my own….
If you’re going to plant a garden, you’re not going to dig the holes by hand… you’d use a shovel.
If you’re going to change a tire, you’re not going lift the car with your hands… you’d use a jack.
If you’re going to paint a house, you’re not going to do it with your hands … you’d use a paint brush.
In “real world” scenarios, we have no issues with picking up a shovel, a jack, a paint brush, etc., but when it comes to “business tools” we are often reluctant to add something new to the mix.
Here’s the kicker though, tools are actually designed to make tasks easier… once you’ve learned how to use them properly, of course. By passing up on taking the time to learn how to use a new tool that could potentially save you an exponential amount of time and effort over the next few months or years, you’re basically saying “I’m going to keep digging my holes by hand because I don’t want to stop and learn how to use a shovel.”
So here’s the million dollar question …. well, two actually
In what area(s) of your business are you struggling with efficiency, consistency, or both?
What tools might be available to help you address the issue and make the process smoother, easier and more consistent?
They’re out there, you just have to be willing to take the time to identify the areas of your business that would benefit from the addition of a tool and then find the right one for the task at hand.