How many bad business habits do you have? 

Not setting targets for yourself, your team and your business?

Forgetting to communicate with your team?

Focusing on the minutiae of administration at the expense of customer care?

Focusing on yourself and not on your team?

Neglecting to do any marketing week after week?

Sticking to old sales tactics when clearly the do not work?

Failing to take action and procrastinating instead?

Developing new habits for your business is a must in 2011. To develop a new habit, we must first be clear on what this habit will do for you. To develop a habit, we need discipline and the discipline is required until the activity/habit becomes second nature for you. It is suggested that you must do something repeatedly for 21 days before you could consider it a habit.

The best way to ensure that a habit sticks and is worth pursuing is to measure the benefit that you receive from it. In business, it is very important to continually look at the habits that you have and assess whether they are helping you are hindering you.

Make a list today of your business habits and identify some new ones that you need to introduce. Contact me if you would like to discuss your business in more detail.

About the author,

Hi I’m Derek O’Dwyer. I have been an ActionCOACH for the last 18 years. I live in Clare and work with businesses around Ireland to take their business to the next level. I am passionate about business and providing help and advice. In the past 18 years I have worked with over 400 business owners helping them and their business. I adapt my coaching depending on what you and your business need. I find that each coaching relationship is different but as long as we understand that we have a common objective with timescales, positive things happen quickly. I am a firm believer i the concept of “what you can measure you can manage” and “what you measure you can improve”. Key performance indicators and accountability form the bedrock of my coaching platforms. If making more money from your business, working less hours in your business and having a great team running your business then it’s worth having a discussion with me. If you are willing to implement changes I will be there to help every step of the way. In terms of personal accolades and recognition I have been awarded ActionCOACH of the year in Ireland every year for the last ten years In 2019 I was inducted into the ActionCOACH Global Hall Of Fame I was global Rookie Coach of The Year in 2002 having achieved remarkable success as the first ActionCOACH in Europe. Many of my clients have also received awards from their peers for their business improvements.