“Falling Back”, a Daylight-Saving Time practice of moving the clock forward by one hour at the beginning of spring and moving it back one hour in fall. The aim is to make use of daylight longer into the evening by starting daylight an hour later in the morning. But how many of us use this daylight adjustment to our advantage in our businesses?
When planning your day, it is essential to take into consideration the tasks at hand and time constraints around them; our family, partners, customers, and even our service providers’ business hours or schedules based on daylight. For some, this very well may be a non-factor, as performance is now a routine or a well-oiled machine. However, for others, this can cause an adverse impact making the shift in time to be an inconvenience affecting your service quality and quantity of clientele.
One of the great ways to take advantage of the daylight change is to reflect on your business structure, process and procedures to determine if it is a good fit, need tweaking, or something new to improve your goal to provide a higher level of customer service then previously given. This is a positive way to begin strategizing, as it will spark up new ideas in a creative way, seeing your business from a different place in its evolution process. It is the beginning of the thought process of how you can implement things differently for greater results in sales, clientele, and productivity of employees. As a result, your positive energy and innovative thoughts will be your inspiration to make changes necessary for better business.
Make a choice to reflect on what you can do differently in your business today, to become a better business tomorrow. And in the long run, your customers will thank you for it.
As the fall is vastly approaching, I always think of all the things I can do to get a fresh start. Have you thought about the same and doing things like going through the closets to identify what can donated, cleaning that room you have been putting off, or start exercises to become more active. We all experience this at one point or another, especially when the seasons change. It reminds us that change is coming, and that requires a form of transformation. You are everchanging as the seasons, and will have moments where transformation is needed, but the question is when?
Transformation is the act or process of transforming from one state to another. For us, it is a state of mind, how you think accept, process, act….our perception of ourselves. When you make the decision to do something different than what you have done in the past, that is the start of transformation. Taking action on the thought and completing the cycle of that action is transformation.
So, take some time to think about where you are, and do an assessment on things you like and dislike about where you are, and write it down. Think about what you would like to change about yourself, personally or professionally. Think about what action you can take to change or modify to improve yourself. There are several activities you can do to assist your thought process like vision boarding, journal writing, or using your social media to review what you were doing around this time a year ago to remind you of where you were mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially.
Make the commitment to yourself today, you deserve it!