The Paradox of Developing Business Skills

Many small business owners that I’ve talked to identify numerous obstacles they encounter daily due to their lack of business expertise:

-       too much time spent at work

-       not enough time off to recharge their energy

-       hiring the wrong team members

-       problems building a productive team

-       poor, impetuous decisions

-       lack of confidence


These obstacles often trigger secondary problems like family dysfunction, health issues and poor decisions made on the spur of the moment, which they later regret.


Skills never picked up prior to going into business

When in conversation with prospective mentees about a program to help them develop business skills, they are often hesitant to make a commitment.


Surprisingly, their hesitancy is not usually a lack of money to pay for a training program, but rather the ‘extra’ time to do the work required to successfully complete a program.


This is the paradox: a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement.


Too busy

They say they are too busy, that they are over worked or they have no time to spare to learn.  They say they lack the time to take a program where they could learn how to overcome their shortcomings and build a business that serves them vs destroys them.  Their sense of being too busy to make change means that they will forever be too busy, overworked and without enough time.


The success of the business program

requires the untrained businessperson to create necessary time for the lessons, the readings, the study and application of the learned concepts to their business.


The solution

You begin by taking a small step backwards now to learn business skills that will allow you to make giant steps forward in business success down the road.  Any time spent learning business skills in the course of the program will pay dividends every year afterwards.  Upon successful completion of the program you will experience:

            -  normal working hours, leading to a happier family life

            -  enough time off from work required to recharge your energy

            -  systematic hiring process ensuring the right fit to build a strong team

            -  creating an work environment where team members can achieve their best

            -  having all the right information to make better decisions

            -  confidence knowing you have the skills required for success.