So you guys know how I feel about competition- while I truly believe that you are your only competition, I also understand that if you are in business then there is a such thing as "competitors." One of the top questions that I get from entrepreneurs is how do they stay ahead of their competition or how do they stand out. The answer may come as a surprise, but it's very simple.
Work smarter when the rest of them start to get comfortable.
Some of you may be shaking your head thinking that this does not make sense, but you would be surprised at how many people get into relaxation mode when the sun starts shining and the weather gets warm. This is the time of year where people start to get tired and start to feel like they "need a break from it all." Instead of following in their footsteps, let this motivate you and make you work smarter than you have ever worked before. Take this time to get organized, focused, and most importantly get going. You can do it and I believe in you!
PINK SLIP TIP: Big Girl Decisions
As an entrepreneur, there are constantly major decisions to be made that require you to put on your big girl panties. Some of these decisions may not make everyone happy, but at the end of the day you have to do what's best for you and maintain your integrity along the way. The longer you wait to make a decision, the more costly things can become. Don't shy away from the big girl decisions. Step up to the challenge, put your big girl panties on, and make the best decision for your business.