We all know how easy it is to fall into bad habits. If you’ve ever tried to implement a new system or process you know exactly what we mean. The beginning of the year is the perfect time to reflect on bad habits you want to break in 2019. We’ve come up with a few of our own.
1. Focusing on too much at once. Business can be hectic, and at times, overwhelming. You play lots of roles, handle lots of responsibilities and coming up with new ideas, daily. However, you have to narrow down your to-do list and focus on your biggest priorities. Otherwise, you won’t make any meaningful progress.
2. Remaining too focused on one thing. It’s also possible to develop the opposite habit: focusing so hard on one goal, or one responsibility, that you totally neglect the other elements of your business. For example, you might be obsessed with having the perfect sales pitch but what if there aren’t any clients to pitch to?
3. Delaying the creation of systems and processes. We’ve already talked about how hard a new system or process is to implement. However, new systems and processes are necessary for your business to grow and be more efficient. With growing technology capabilities in our industry, there’s no excuse not to incorporate some into your agency. For example, solutions like ours are easy to implement and can help increase your revenue.
4. Over-promising. When you’re a small business, you have a lot to prove. If you want a chance at winning the best clients, you have to impress them by bending the truth and exaggerating your capacity, right? Wrong. Over-promising is a short-term solution for one problem that will cause more problems in the long-term. It’s far better to under-promise than over-promise, every time.