One thing that we’ve discovered over the years is that people who achieve the most are the people who have a plan and a strategy to invest in their own personal development on an ongoing basis. How are you investing in yourself to create more value in your business? As a CEO, executive, entrepreneur, or business owner, what books are you reading? What seminars or workshops are you attending? What online courses are you watching? What coaching are you receiving in order to get better at what you do? As you think about 2018, and you put together your goals and plans, how will you plan to invest in yourself this year? Personally, I’ve invested well over a quarter of a million dollars in myself in these last six years, and that investment has more than paid off. Let us know how you’re going to invest in your own personal development, and sign up for a free coaching session to see if we can help.
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For most businesses and companies, their greatest investment year in and year out is in their payroll. If you’re like most business owners, you think of that payroll and see those people as a cost.
The way we use the word ‘cost’ immediately has a negative connotation. We see these people as what they’re not doing, or being, or delivering for us; we might even see them as a potential liability down the road. So we’re always looking at payroll as a problem. But the conflict arises when we realize: without them, we cannot achieve our hopes, dreams or aspirations for our business! So today I challenge you with a different way of thinking about your employees: What if you thought of your employees like any other investment?
Think about it. If you bought a commercial building, well, before you ever signed the paperwork you’d already have calculated the return. Wouldn’t you? You’d anticipate and be actively looking for ways to increase the return on that investment, every day, all the time. So my thought for you to ponder on this subject is: Why aren’t you doing that with your employees right now?
If you did that, and had a simple, systematic way to adjust how you thought about them — so you could see your employees as an investment instead of a cost — what would that be worth to you in profit, in peace of mind, and for the culture of your company, over the next three years? Want to make a game plan?