I only ask, because I was listening to a health expert on the radio the other day sharing her top tips on how to lose weight and feel good at your Christmas or office party.
My ears pricked up when she said:
“The very first thing you need to do is to get your environment right”.
She went on to explain that if your fridge is crammed full of fizzy drinks and wine, and your cupboards contain tempting crisps and biscuits, then you’re going to be facing an uphill battle. Makes sense, right?
And the same applies to your business. One of my mentors, Daniel Priestley, smartly says that your business environment will dictate your business performance.
It’s something we focus majorly on in our Scale program; you need to set-up your business environment first – with the right structure, the right people in the right roles, all aligned to the same cause – before you embark on your 1/3/5 year strategies. Our experience is that too many entrepreneurs want to jump straight into the strategy, but if you don’t set the right environment first then every decision you make will be an emotional one, based on short-sighted information at hand (at best). And you’ll soon stagnate.
This week, I want you to think about the environment in your business right now, and answer honestly if there are lessons to learn and improvements to be made.