How to Avoid Getting Stuck, Or Get Unstuck in Your Business: Planning for Excellence in 2023
The end of the year is an ideal time for business owners to reflect and plan. To reflect on the year’s wins, losses, growth, and opportunities. And set goals and make plans for achieving them in the new year and beyond.
(Quick question: Did you achieve your business goals in 2022? What are your 2023 business goals? Do you have plans for accomplishing them? ActionCOACH can help!)
So as we near the end of 2022, our business coaches at ActionCOACH encourage you to Plan for Excellence in 2023. And we have some practical advice for helping you do just that.
By the way, this advice has helped hundreds of business owners in northeast Ohio reach their business goals, then set even higher goals and attain those too.
Shouldn’t excellence be assumed?
It’s almost too obvious, right? Everyone wants to be excellent, so why spend time talking about it? It’s preaching to the choir.
Well, not quite.
Excellence is one of those standards that everyone says they’re striving for. But ask them what excellence means and how they’re striving for it, and they’ll likely give a vague, rambly answer that reveals they haven’t really thought about it.
This is the case for way too many business owners.
FREE WISDOM: You can only achieve excellence if you know what it is.
At ActionCOACH, Excellence is one of our foundational “14 Points of Culture” that shapes everything we do.
So rather than giving an airy definition of excellence (“the quality of being outstanding or extremely good”? What does that even mean!?), we use concrete “I” statements, so we know exactly how to achieve excellence in real situations.
Our practical definition of Excellence
“Good enough isn’t. I always deliver products and services of exceptional quality that add value to all involved for the long term. I look for ways to do more with less and stay on a path of constant and never-ending improvement and innovation.”
You can use this definition like a checklist:
Am I . . .
- Delivering products/services of exceptional quality?
- Adding long-term value for all involved?
- Doing more with less?
- On a path of constant improvement and innovation?
The tricky thing about excellence is that it’s always changing because the market is constantly changing, your customers’ needs and expectations are changing, the whole world is changing.
The only constant is change and change is the only constant.
So to maintain excellence, you need to be in a constant state of improvement. Otherwise, your business loses momentum, gets stuck, and, well, you know . . . dies.
Are you feeling stuck?
Maybe your business has lost momentum, and you feel stuck.
You might look around and wonder how some businesses are doing so well and why yours isn’t.
Does it just come naturally to some people?
It’s frustrating and exhausting because you’re already pouring countless hours into your business just to keep your head above water. Your family is tired of hearing about the business, and they don’t understand why you’re always in your head and seem distant.
Maybe this feels all too familiar to you.
Let’s get your business back on track
We have some good news.
You do not have to stay stuck, desperately spinning your wheels only to dig yourself deeper.
ActionCOACH is here to help you achieve your goals no matter where you are in your business journey.
ActionCOACH is the world’s biggest, most innovative, and most successful business coaching franchise. And your northeast Ohio team is led by ActionCOACH certified business coaches Rick Phelps and Mark Phelps. Mark was globally ranked #1 business coach in ActionCOACH, in January 2022.
Even more importantly, our business coaches are business owners themselves. They’ve experienced the struggles of business ownership, and they understand the challenges you face on a daily basis.
Since 2015, our coaches have helped business owners like you
- Hire their first employees
- Learn how to grow their team from 2 to 22 employees in two years
- Hire over 100 salespeople in one year
- Hit $1 Million in one year
- Develop a shared vision to align their teams and get everyone working towards the same shared vision
- Hire and train successors to work yourself out of the business and start enjoying life as a business OWNER, not a manager
How ActionCOACH can help you
If you’re ready or interested in taking your business to the next level, we invite you to our next Membership Day and GrowthCLUB on December 16, 2022, at 9:30 AM. If this is your first ActionCOACH event, admission is FREE from 9:30AM – 12:30PM! (Afternoon session is reserved for our monthly members.)
You can learn more and register here!
This live workshop is the perfect opportunity to create your plan for excellence. In addition to networking with like-minded local business owners, you’ll leave with a 90-day plan to grow your business in Q1 of 2023.
If you can’t make the GrowthCLUB, no worries!
Book your FREE Coaching Call with a licensed ActionCOACH to see if we’re a good fit. There’s no obligation to become a member, and ActionCOACH only works with business owners who can have a meaningful ROI.
We look forward to helping you accomplish your business goals and achieve excellence in 2023.