Landscaping business owner mindset
It’s a fact that 50% of businesses fail after their first year in business, and 90% fail after 5 years. It’s also a fact that only 3% of businesses will hit 1 million in sales during the course of their business life and only .03 of businesses will hit 10 million in sales. These are startling statistics and should not be taken lightly, which was the main reason I started writing this blog. With these statistics in mind, it’s important that you, as the landscaping business owner, develop a proper mindset that will help you to succeed. You have to understand that any business, no matter what it is, is going to experience hardships and unexpected “problems”. Lets face it, we love surprises, but the surprises we don’t love, we call problems. It’s important to expect these problems, prepare for them, and know exactly how to handle them when they arise. If you write your business plan, as we discusses in this article here, you’re going to be way ahead of the game. Writing everything down on paper is one thing, but being able to lead your team through some hardships is quite another thing. So, how do you develop the right mentality to lead your landscaping business to success?
One of the most important things you can do as a business owner is to wake up every morning with a clear goal in mind for your business for the day. Whether it’s sales, a new marketing campaign, or running your operation more efficiently, you must keep progressing on some are of your business every week. It’s easy to get caught up working in the business rather than on the business, which is why your morning routine and having a clear vision everyday is so important and vital to your success. Without this clear vision you will get side tracked and lose sight of the things that are going to help you flourish and succeed. So how do you accomplish this on a consistent and daily basis?
Developing a morning routine is a great way to consistently improve your business. As an example, going to the gym and getting in an awesome physical state is a great start. If you follow up your morning workout with a healthy breakfast that’s going to help you get energized and stay focused throughout the day is another great idea. Once you’ve worked out and fueled your body up for the day, it’s time to get our mind right. I’ve found the best way to do this is through giving gratitude for everything you’re thankful for in your life for about 5 minutes. After you’re feeling the great energy of gratitude, than picture in your mind what you want the day to be like. How do you want to treat your employees? How will you motivate them to be better? How do you want them to talk about your when you’re not around? What is going to make the biggest difference in your business today? I’m telling you, if you do these things, you’ll be so far ahead of your competition they won’t know what hit them. Please send me your morning routines that help you improve your landscaping business everyday here.