The success of a business can often be determined by the size of issue the business owner worries about.

If small things have the power to disturb you, then who you think you are is exactly that: small.

It’s 2014. Your business is still here. But you may not be getting the results that you 2d9b3c93dfe695f8339e72d0e9b312ac06782143f8b76340dc68641da458e84dshould be getting. Are you focused on the wrong things, the small things and the small issues? Very often, in a recession, we start to focus on the small things and eventually they take over our very existence.

To grow your business, you must start to think again of the possibilities, start to ask yourself “how” rather than tell yourself it is not possible.

If a bank will not lend you money, ask yourself a better question rather than just throwing in the towel – maybe it is a case of changing your credit terms, maybe you are behaving like a bank.

If your sales are not where they should be, may be you need to look at the whole process and re-write it.

If your team are not performing for you, then maybe you need to look at yourself in the mirror and ask “how good a leader are you”?

How many big issues will you face up to in your business today? Or will you let all the small things bog you down and prevent you from taking your business to the next stage?

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.