Wednesday morning, November 9th 2016 is going to be here before we know it.
You might be groggy after having stayed up late to see who won the election. Whatever your level of alertness, the alarm will sound and you’ll be heading to work.
The results of national, state, and local elections do play a factor in our businesses. Certainly, on a macro level and in many ways on a micro level.
With that said, I would argue that the success of your business as you hit the home stretch of 2016 and head into 2017 will be 90% related to the person you see when you look in the mirror Wednesday morning.
The new president isn’t going to make or break your business. Whatever way the senate or house leans isn’t going to be the deciding factor in the success of your business.
How about instead of worrying about what Hillary or Donald are going to do in their first 100 days – you take the last 54 days of this year, buckle down, and really get your sales pipeline and marketing organized?
Forget about trying to add up the national debt – are you willing to put in the work to understand your Profit & Loss Statement like the back of your hand?
What are you going to do to become a better salesperson today than you were yesterday?
How are you going to attract great employees and keep them motivated to do an exceptional job for your clients?
Are you going to wait around for the senate to pass a bill or are you going to dig in and find the time to prepare and review your job cost reports and perhaps tweak your mark-up?
Are you going to hire and invest in a coach to help you improve and streamline your business?
How about instead of being pissed off on Wednesday morning, because your person didn’t win – you step back and realize how crazy blessed we are to live in this country and have such wonderful opportunity around us?
How bad do you want it?
If you want to run a profitable, fun, organized, efficient remodeling business – one that provides well for your employees and your family – don’t look to Washington D.C. or your state capital for help – look at the person in the mirror on Wednesday morning and get to work.
Ok, well that turned out to be a little more motivational and in-your-face than I had planned! Sometimes I start writing and what comes out is different than I expected.
Vote on Tuesday. And on Wednesday – get focused and work your butt off.
Reach out if you are looking for help,
P.S. On a much lighter note – the Hunt’s bought a puppy on Friday. Her name was going to be Peggy – the name of one of Alexander Hamilton’s sister-in-law’s (I’m a bit obsessed right now with the genius musical Hamilton and just finished reading the 720 page Hamilton biography.) But upon further review, her name ended up being Lucy. She’s a cute miniature schnauzer.
P.P.S. Have you looked into Remodelers AutoPilot? 9 remodelers have signed up for the program since August and I would be happy to answer any questions you have about it.