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What’s Spooking You Out?

Trick or treating and Halloween parties may be off the agenda for this year but with the dawning of darker nights, shorter days and a long winter ahead, there is still a definite sense of spookiness in the air.

For many businesses, this year could quite rightly be classed as a nightmare – and one that most would rather forget.

So as we head towards the end of the year, what are you most fearful of and how can you take practical steps to reduce your fears and move forward with confidence?

Scary decisions

This year has seen many business owners forced into a corner of having to make really tough decisions – and often within a short timescale. For some, there may still be difficult decisions ahead – and the thought of having to make them is understandably a daunting prospect. The reality is that these decisions need to faced – and the sooner they are agreed and actioned, the sooner you will be able to move forward. Talk to a trusted adviser for advice if needed.

Uncertainty about the future

The future is an unpredictable place and with so much uncertainty in the economy and everyday life in general, it’s not unreasonable to feel scared. We can do very little to control global events or Covid-19, but we can exercise control over certain aspects of our business. Where possible, leave nothing to chance; ensuring all systems and processes are being carried out how you believe they should be. Don’t take anyone’s word for it – overseeing things yourself will give you peace of mind.

Afraid of how much you have to do

As a business owner, the buck will often stop with you, meaning if left untapped, your to-do list can quickly grow in a scarily fast fashion. Rather than being afraid of how much you have to do, work on your own self-management and look at ways to tackle the backlog. Break down your list into manageable chunks and highlight the jobs you will set out to complete in any given day. Prioritisie the jobs that only you can do and if you have trusted members of your team that can help with others, work on improving your delegation skills so you can be sure you rare spending your time wisely.

Agenda’s business consultants can help to reduce the fear and uncertainty felt by business owners by being a trusted adviser to talk to; a conscious bystander that will not only listen to your problems but also provide practical help to see you through to the other side. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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