A key reason that most business owners don’t ever find the time to work ON their business is that that spend far too much of their time fighting fires. They lurch from crisis to crisis. No sooner than a band-aid fix has been found for one problem, than their biggest customer rings up to say they haven’t received their urgent order. This means that the time you had put aside to review your monthly sales performance is lost. The urgent takes priority over the important.
What if you could get out of the firefighting business? That you didn’t get continual surprises from your staff or contractors. That things worked the way you expected 95% of the time. (100% would be nice, but as long as human beings are involved, that can’t happen!) What I am about to recommend will appear to some as just extra time that takes them away from the fires they know should be dousing. There is only one way of getting out of the firefighting business. Unfortunately most business owners believe the answer is to get better at firefighting. All this will do is over time wear you down and exhaust you and your staff. The correct answer is below: