Five Years

Posted: April 11, 2013 in Between A Rock And A Hardscape

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Five years ago stock markets around the world plunged amid fears of a US recession.

Five years ago Bill Gates stepped down as Chairman of Microsoft.

Five years ago the Summer Olympics opened in Beijing, China.

Five years ago Barack Obama was elected President of the United States.

Think of your business five years ago and all the changes that have taken place. The good and the bad.

Some of the things that shaped your company were external factors. These can be things like the weather, the economy, government regulation. They can hurt or help your business but you have no control over them.

What you do have control of are the internal factors such as your business’s reputation and image, the organization’s management structure and staffing and the amount of equipment, vehicles and tools you inventory.

You also have the ability to decide what you want your company to look like in the future and establish the steps that it would take to reach those goals.

What do you want your company to look like in five years? Write it down. Then figure out the steps it would take to make it a reality. It’s no secret that companies (and individuals) that set long term goals have a much better chance to become successful.

Set aside some time to put a five year plan in place so your company has a roadmap for the next half decade ahead. Otherwise you will spend the next five years just working instead of working towards something.

Happy Hardscaping!

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