Every business owner knows this all important rule – a sale is not a sale until the cash is in your bank account.
When I am working with a clients to collect on past due invoices, I often call their clients to find out why invoices are not being paid. During one of these calls the business owner said “I am waiting for people to pay me before I pay you.” This person went on to tell me how no one is paying their invoices. I responded with a smile on my face and perhaps some laughter in my tone by saying, “I know there are clients that I have to call every week to pay their invoices.” They said they would drop off a check by the end of the week. This person was six months behind in paying and I talk to them every week.
Intentions are defined as: “to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim.” Lacking intention, we sometimes stray without meaning or direction. But with it, all the forces of the universe can align to make even the most impossible, possible. Your intentions will assist you in taking greater control of your life.
State your intentions
When you have a vague idea about what you’d maybe like to accomplish, then the best you can hope for is to maybe move in the same general direction that you think you want to go. Instead of being tentative and vague, be confident and clear. It is amazing how much power and strength you can give to your efforts just by making it clear what results you intend to accomplish. You can literally feel that power the moment you confidently and positively state your intentions.
Every business needs to use software to help maintain and run its’ processes. However, sometimes people get lost in the truth that the software is just tool created by people – Humans.
When there are situations that require some creative or (dare I say) even logical thinking, I am often perplexed when I hear the words “Well that is what the computer says.”
Here is why software alone does not lift your business:
You may not be able to tell at first but once you get a hint that you are working with a Toxic Business Leader run, run like the wind. No matter how hard you try you cannot fix them. No matter how much they say they want to learn the reality is they are using the Toxic behaviors to try to manipulate you. Gather the courage to just quietly and with dignity walk away.
Recently, I had to do this. It is not the first time I have worked with a Toxic Business Leader. My past experiences helped me recognize the Toxic behaviors and take control of my situation. One saying I always refer to is “The divorce is always present on the first date.” Perhaps I knew on the first day that something was amiss when the password to the owners laptop was …