As the current financial crisis is hitting home for many businesses, both large and small, I see a great deal of stress and worry.

What I don’t see is much ‘ACTION’ taking place.

Many small business owners are simply sitting tight, hoping against all hopes that they will simply survive and not be one of the many who will go under before things improve.

I am here to tell you that although I am all for keeping a positive perspective on things – it is even more important to take well-planned action.  

Wishing without action equals – a nice daydream!

Let me ask you this question.

If you were standing in the middle of the road and you saw a huge truck barreling down the road towards you, what would you do? 

I think you know what would happen if you decide to stay put and hope for the best. 

Not a very pretty outcome!

If you want to avoid bad outcomes, it’s up to no one but you, the business owner, to introduce a positive intervention into your business. 

Don’t be like the bedazzled kangaroo who stands in the middle of the road being blinded by the lights and not moving when the truck arrives.

You must take positive action and the sooner the better!

Nothing changes until you do and everything changes when you do. 

So get the help you need, explore possibilities and don’t be the one left sitting in the middle of the road hoping for survival.

I came across this excerpt recently and it struck a major chord with me…

Excerpt from ‘Who Are “They” Anyway?’ by B.J. Gallagher and Steve Ventura.
This great little book is about achieving success through personal accountability. According to Gallagher and Ventura, the most important words of personal responsibility are as follows:

The 10 most important words:
I won’t wait for others to take the first step.

The 9 most important words:
If it is to be, it’s up to me.

The 8 most important words:
If not me, who? If not now, when?

The 7 most important words:
Let me take a shot at it.

The 6 most important words:
I will not pass the buck.

The 5 most important words:
You can count on me.

The 4 most important words:
It IS my job!

The 3 most important words:
Just do it!

The 2 most important words:
I will.

The most important word: