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My business partner Janine Kaucher and I have attended several of Louise’s business coaching programs over the years and have found them to be very beneficial to our business’ success. Louise is very good at getting business owners to focus on goal setting and planning for growth. Platinum Coaching with Louise helped us grow our business by over 25% in 12 months. The accountability and direction Louise provided were central to our success and we would recommend Creative Resources highly to businesses seeking growth.
Deborah Elver, CPA
Clear View Business Solutions, LLC
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If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
Is Your Business Cluttered?
“If I had less stuff, I would be______________________.” What would happen if you had less stuff in your house, in your life, in your mind? How free would you feel having less stuff with which to think about and deal with on a daily basis? Now let’s apply that concept to your business. If you are like many business owners, you may have some clutter you haven’t even noticed.
What is the definition of clutter? As a noun it is defined in this way: A confused or disordered state or collection; a jumble. As a verb it is this way: To fill or spread over in a disorderly manner. To make disorderly or hard to use by filling or covering with objects. In a business, there can be all kinds of clutter that have nothing to do with the stuff you may have piled on your desk or crammed into a file cabinet. A business can become victim to paralyzing clutter without even realizing it. As I work with certain clients I see their business grinding to a halt because of the burden of clutter. Let’s talk about three of the worst kinds. Client clutter, Idea clutter and Mental clutter.
Clear out clients that:
- Don't pay on time
- Constantly question your expertise
- Are never satisfied
- Price shop
- Never send referrals
Brilliant Idea Clutter (Those "Brilliant Ideas" someone else says you "should" do)
Get rid of ideas that:
- Are out of date
- Take too long to implement
- Not in alignment with your goals
- Make you crazy just thinking about it
Let go of worrying about:
- What competitors are doing
- What the stock market is doing (unless you are a broker)
- Micromanaging employees
- Doing everything perfectly
- Always being right
- What other people think about your level of "success"
Letting go of the clutter in your business will keep it functioning in a way that is smooth, free and easy. The rewards are well worth the effort