Is Your Small Business ‘Fit’?
Becoming a Fit Small Business
Fitness is a term you usually don’t hear being associated with a business. It is a term that is mostly utilized when referring to the body. But since we’re relating to business, what does being a fit business mean? In general, being fit means to be suitable for something, prepared, in shape to carry out a specific task. In business, it means being committed, consistent, conscientious, responsive, engaged, delivering max value, being creative, and embracing new ideas.
Just like people train to run a marathon, lift weights, or win a medal in gymnastics, businesses need certain things to be fit to manage what’s to come. Here are some of the essentials of a fit small business:
Most of the time, when we want to achieve something big, a change of mindset is needed, especially if you own a business. It’s no longer about doing things to check them off your to-do list. It’s about doing them with a purpose; in this case, the purpose of growing your business.
Owning a business is a big deal and being committed is crucial if you want to make things work. Your commitment cannot be circumstantial. If it is, your success will be the same way. If you strive for your business to be steadily successful, your dedication should be fueled by your passion for what you do.
As a business owner, it is natural that you want to take control of everything, to make sure things go as planned. However, there is one thing that we all need to come to terms with is that we cannot control external factors; we can only control how we react to what surrounds us. Adopting the right attitude will make your job as a leader much more manageable.
Work-life balance is critical for you to be consistent. You can’t allow yourself to work so much that you wear yourself out. Otherwise, your productivity will be affected.
Obstacles will come, but what are you going to do about it? It is how you bounce back, even when the times are hard, that truly matters.
Putting in the work will help you turn your independent insurance agency into a fit small business.