Let Your Bus Drive Your Business Model
My video maker is going wacky again, so sorry I can’t share with you my worried looking face. I tell you, my eyebrows have a mind of their own!
I apologize for missing last week’s entry. I’ve had some personal issues that seem to be taking a bite out of my stress levels, but they do say the mark of a true leader is one who tackles and prevails through adversity, so although I hate that I must deal with these things, I know it will only make me a stronger leader.
One of the biggest elements of my Business Plan that I’m over thinking is my Business Model. Do I just focus online? Do I try for food speciality stores, spas, salons, and/or restaurants? Do I do up a food truck? Do I even create another Tastefully Simple type business? I’ve researched and toss and turned on all these avenues realizing for sake of a Business Plan, I just have to put something down, understanding that it’s not set in stone. Still feeling uncomfortable not having a for certain plan, the pages of a business book let me feel at ease.
I finally rented out a copy of the very popular Good To Great book. I’m only in the early readings of it, but I feel as if it has already taken a huge weight off my sun kissed shoulders.
The book places a big emphasis on putting together your bus first then let the team decide on the best path for success. I can’t tell you how relieved I was to what I felt like was someone giving me permission to let go of some responsibilities!
See, it is my nature to feel as if I have to do EVERYTHING. I hate asking favors of others, and I have to admit, my history of asking people to do things has always returned me with mediocre results. But just like I have a tendency to under-date, I believe I just haven’t realized what I have to offer to a business partner, therefore I haven’t aligned myself with the most caliber people. However that is changing.
The deeper I dive into my company, the greater I’m realizing its potential, and most importantly, the greater I’m appreciating myself. I deserve a stellar bus, just like I deserve a stellar mate, and I look forward to the day I invite someone to take the drive with me.