For most small businesses, there has never been a more critical time to focus on execution! There is no time for procrastination, so with that said we couldn’t help but share some additional tips to help you navigate these uncharted waters.
Teams, employees, families, and communities are all looking for strong leadership at this time.
Research by Jim Collins in Good to Great showed Great companies still thrived in times of hardship and they were led by exceptional leaders who confronted the brutal facts but never lost faith.
How can you step up and lead? We need you!
Surround yourself (virtually!) with your dream team. Consider which Friends, family, mentors, communities will be your “cheerleaders” on the harder days. Avoid any “energy vampires” who will zap your time, energy and mojo.
Consider your extended network in your dream team, we are seeing unexpected collaborations emerge including competitors working together to serve their customers.
The community helps us feel connected in a time where we are physically disconnected.
Motion changes emotion! As a stress buster do just 10 minutes exercise a day. Exercise also stimulates our brain and will help us execute when it is needed the most.
I’m doing more “walking meetings” by taking a conference call on a walk. I’ve set a goal to use the “extra time” to get fit! There are countless home workout apps and YouTube videos for free.
If there is one big secret to execution it is momentum. Build daily habits of proactive activity to maintain momentum, even if it is just 15 minutes of proactive sales and marketing activities a day. Move the needle!
These top tips will have you executing during this challenging time and seizing opportunities that arise.
Remember, some of the world’s most successful people and companies have emerged from the hard times.
Is this your time to find the silver lining and thrive?
If you need additional information and/or support, we are offering a free membership for all Australian businesses with resources to manage the COVID-19 crisis. Please visit: WELCOME.THEEXECUTIONZONE.COM or Instagram @TheExecutionZone for more information.