Wise Up Wednesday: Time for Change?
Wise Up Wednesday is here to help you the Specialist Subcontractor. And this week it’s about change.
You see, I know from personal and professional experience that even small changes can achieve amazing results. Whereas, doing nothing, or waiting to see what happens, can have disastrous consequences.
Want To Grow Your Business And Your Profits?
How serious are you about growing your business, your profits and your services? Most Specialist Subcontractors say they are trying to do just that, but somehow it just isn’t happening for them.
Most Subcontractors are great at delivering products/service but as they grow and develop the business they neglect the need for new skills, and processes creating unseen inefficiencies and ‘grow themselves profit and cash poor’.
According to something I read recently, we all have four devils within us: EGO, APATHY, IGNORANCE and FEAR. One of these four prevents us from changing, and therefore owners, directors and managers can become bottlenecks within their own company.
Just the other week I spoke to a Subcontractor who is being delayed and disrupted on yet another job. This has happened before and cost them dearly!
Unfortunately he hasn’t made any changes or put in any systems or processes to stop this happening, so that he doesn’t make the same mistake for the 10th time. Why? Because he would have had to do something differently and one of his devils stopped him CHANGING.
Another example; yesterday, the owner of a business told me he never checked the contract and merely agreed to whatever was put in front of him.
Absolute madness, the contract he had agreed to was stuffed full of onerous terms, and the Contractor was using these to avoid paying what was owed! Yet another one of the devils at work preventing him saying; “I don’t understand this contract and I’m going to get help”.
So what’s happening?
Both these Subcontractors have a desire for success but have not committed to CHANGE. As a business owner, director or manager it is your responsibility to develop yourself and your people. Owners, directors and managers who don’t commit to continuous development burn profits and don’t even realise until it’s too late.
So what is commitment?
Commitment is taking responsibility for where you are right now, reviewing the good, the bad and the ugly and doing something about it. Commitment is asking yourself “what don’t I know, what do I need to learn?” Recognise the devils within you and ask others for help.
The benefits of committing
There are enormous benefits to be had by committing to take “effective action”. They are too numerous to list here, but if you want proof then give us a call or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide all the proof you need.
Personally I have been helping Specialist Contractors to take effective action for 28 years, and before that I had 20 years as an electrical contractor. And, StreetwiseSubbie has been helping Specialist Subcontractors just like you for the last 10 years.
In that time we have not only recovered £thousands for our members, we have helped them with around 21 key areas of their business, so we know we can help you.
It’s that simple. So what are you waiting for? Shake off those devils and let’s take some effective action together.
I hope you enjoyed my Wise Up Wednesday email and that it gave you some food for thought. I sincerely hope to speak with you soon.
P.S. Please remember that we are here to provide solutions for Subcontractors. Whatever you need we can action it for you. If you want to change or have a problem, not sure what to do or just want a second opinion, please give us a call on 01773 712116, or email email@example.com (please do not click reply to this email).
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