Episode 948 – When Working Harder isn’t Enough for Your Cleaning Company
Are you an owner of a cleaning company who feels like you are stuck and unable to move forward despite your hard work? Do you keep doing the same thing repeatedly, hoping for a different outcome? Mike Campion and Suzanne Bandick discuss how thinking differently can lead to different and better results. In this blog post, we’ll cover their conversation and how it applies to cleaning businesses.
As cleaning business owners, entrepreneurs, and optimists, we tend to believe that hard work and persistence are the keys to success. However, as Mike points out, businesses that never give up are often littered along the road. In contrast, Suzanne notes that simply thinking positively and hoping for things to magically transform is not the answer. Instead, she suggests that it’s time to think differently.
Suzanne gives a graphic example from a book by Price Pritchett called You Squared. In it, a fly is desperately trying to escape through a closed window when there is an open door only a few inches away. Despite hitting its head repeatedly on the closed window, the fly keeps trying. This example illustrates the point that trying harder may not lead to better results. Sometimes, it’s necessary to step back and find a different way.
So how can you tell when it’s time to try something different? According to Suzanne, if something feels too hard, it’s an excellent time to step back and ask if there’s a different way to achieve your goal. Instead of simply working harder or hoping for a miracle, try thinking differently. Use reason to determine if there’s a better solution. As an owner of a cleaning business, this could mean trying a new marketing strategy or exploring a new service to offer your clients.
In conclusion, as an owner of a cleaning business, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and keep doing the same thing repeatedly. However, as Mike and Suzanne suggest, it’s time to think differently. Trying harder or hoping for a miracle isn’t the answer. Instead, use reason to determine if there’s a different way to achieve your goals. Take a step back, ask if there’s a better solution, and be open to exploring new options. Don’t get stuck hitting your head against a closed window when an open door is just a few inches away.
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