I have the pleasure of driving down the A34 every morning to work, which many of you will know, is full of roundabouts.
It never ceases to amaze me how drivers seem to lose all sense of reality when it comes to trying to navigate these. Have they stopped teaching the basics as part of your driving test? (It’s quite a few years since I took mine).
Motorists look left when they should be looking right. You have drivers who don’t indicate if they are turning left or right. Vehicles cut you up as they are in the wrong lane when trying to exit. Everyone seems to wait for someone else to make a move as if it’s some kind of game to see who blinks first! I’m often sat there waiting for someone to move and have to resist the urge to jump out of the car and start to direct the traffic myself. This leads to hold-ups, frustrations, road rage and so on. Or is it just me?
This brings me neatly to this month’s article! Well just think about it for a moment. If you are full of indecision when it comes to approaching roundabouts, how can you cope when it comes to making important decisions about your business on a daily basis?
When deciding on a course of action you are, hopefully, following your business plan which was prepared with the intention of leading you in the right direction. This should be directing you to achieve your personal and business objectives. Running a business is not easy, if it was, everyone would do it.
All businesses must have a strategy and be focused to be able to deal with everything that is thrown at them on a daily basis, so it becomes second nature to drive the business forward. If your business does not have some sort of plan then do one. It will help you grow and thrive. Download our free ebook on taking a fresh look at your business. You won’t regret it. This will give you an insight into what business planning is all about and will help you achieve what you want from your business. I’m not saying that you will be sitting on the beach drinking cocktails in the next 12 months or so, but you can have plenty of fun on the way.
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In the meantime, please save my sanity and don’t drive me around the bend. Roundabouts are quite simple really!
Article by Steven Glicher