Tonight I spent the night going through my office and throwing away papers that have literally been sitting on my desk for years. We are talking some Target store receipts dating back to 1991. I don’t even think I have the shirts that were on that receipt. I am sure I probably wouldn’t fit into the shirt as well.
What does this have to do with you? It means that you should at least once a year take stock of your business or job and see where you can clean things up. Maybe you are a little slow with dealing with problems. Maybe you react too quickly and that causes more problems some times.
These are the things that you can tweak as you become aware of them. In some businesses, you can’t win no matter what. If you are a tax collector people will not be happy with you no matter what you do.
Some other things to tweak are asking yourself where else can you improve productivity? Maybe there is something literally that you need to clean up. If you are in the restaurant business and find that you didn’t get that “A” rating if you are in Los Angeles, California, you are probably wondering what else you can do to boost your health rating for your food.
Maybe you have some money leaks in your business and it is time to start plugging them up. It isn’t the big losses that sometimes kill us, it can be the small nickel and dime losses or differences that will add up and cumulatively be a problem.
So make sure that when you clean your house, you also remember to do some cleaning at your business.
Now I need to take a shower because all this sitting in dust and dirt is starting to make me itch….
Kim Greenblatt welcomes you to his blog, profitable, and talks about cleaning his home office and cleaning your business.