Jack Mencini and Adam Sonnhalter of Maximum Value Partners and hosts of Dirty Secrets of Small Business discuss this week’s secret that for small business owners, nothing goes as quickly as you expect.
It is true that there is less red tape and bureaucracy in small businesses. If you have an idea in the morning, it is conceivable that you and your team can begin to act on it that afternoon. What takes longer than you expect is that you might not have all the skills or implementation processes to have it happen right away.
You have lots of never ending ideas to capture and put on the list. But then it comes down to how do you execute and make them a reality? You need to rely on other people and get the knowledge to frame the objective and then execute the new plan, the new idea, the new product or service. Most people don’t have the background in everything to get all the nuances accomplished. Sometimes it will take years for all of the points to fall into place… to see a problem and frame a solution.
Initially our clients don’t have the insight to be able to connect all the dots to begin the process for the new idea to become reality. As coaches for Maximum Value Partners and for the many clients we have partnered with, we can usually see a solution right away. The next step is to have our clients trust our insights to have them get the knowledge for what is missing to process and form the ability to execute effectively.
There is no short term silver bullet that makes success happen instantly. You learn over time and then, one day that it all comes together if you work to have all the knowledge points come together too! Unfortunately, sometimes…it just might take a little longer than you expected.