We’ve all heard the adage, “It’s lonely at the top.” But as a business owner, you’ve most certainly lived it. You know the challenges all too well … limited hours in the day, strained resources, constant of demands of your time and attention, not to mention depleted energy reserves. This leaves little time for new ideas, addressing underlying challenges, developing systems, real strategic planning, budgeting, developing your team and the company culture, let alone developing your own leadership and management tool set.
We’re sure you’ve experienced it. The end of your business day quickly morphs into the end of the week, then the end of the month, and then before you know it, it’s end of year. In reflection, while you may have felt incredibly busy, somewhat stressed, and possibly productive, many business owners will observe that not much really changed during the year in a way to truly propel their business forward to the next level in systematized growth and profitability. While things can feel incredibly busy throughout year, true business growth is often left stagnant.
The reality is, if you’re not in intentional growth mode, you’re in death mode. Inertia is your enemy. Business owners know it’s never an option to sit still and do nothing, because nothing means that—nothing. In essence, it means stagnation, malaise, and ultimately, failure. Nothing ever stays the same. Either momentum will move you forward, or a lack of momentum will move you backward.
Ask yourself this question: at this very moment, which direction is your company moving?
If it is forward, is it at the rate you expect or want and desire? Or is it backward, and what will happen if you let this backward direction continue? You have to ask yourself, “Do I want to change the direction I’m going and change the inevitable result?”
Consider These 5 Indicators a Peer Advisory Council Might be a Great Fit for Your Business
- You often feel alone when it comes to facing challenges in your business
- Business feels stagnant
- You’ve tried everything else, but nothing seems to work exactly right or it takes too long
- You don’t have all the answers
- You need a “secret weapon” that’s proven to be effective
Independent business owners have too much at risk to not give themselves every opportunity to build the very best company possible while becoming the very best leader they can be.
If you build it, they will come is a dream that only comes true on the silver screen. By the same token, you can keep on doing what you’ve always done and expect different results, but it’s unlikely that will happen, either.
Albert Einstein said it best: “The definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Or you can reap the benefits of having a team with the experience and solutions that will take you to the top.
If you’re a CEO, business owner, or entrepreneur who really wants to build a wildly successful business, you need more than a dream — you need a dream team.
Simply put, that’s what LXCouncil is … it’s a dream team comprised of other business owners, just like you. Peer advisory councils are an entrepreneur’s secret weapon. Members gain access
to knowledge and insights that their competitors often lack. That extra edge can really make
a big difference in how a company performs in a competitive marketplace.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming part of a peer advisory council, let’s start a conversation!
“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed.”
~ Proverbs 15:22
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