I want to pose some questions worth considering. YOU will know which question is specifically for YOU.

1. You’ve just been brought in to run your business as the new CEO. What is the first thing you’d change?

2. You’ve just been hired for the job you now have. What’s the first thing you’d do better than the last guy?

3. You’ve just taken over a small business that you now own. As the new CEO, should you keep this business going or do something different?

For each of these questions, you have to abandon the thinking of yesterday.  You must look at each of these questions with the eyes of new person stepping into your shoes.

It doesn’t matter how much you’ve spent trying to make it work. That was yesterday. Would a new person keep spending effort and money on the same business model? Honestly?

Could a new person in your current job approach it differently and thereby turn in a better performance? How?

Better not waste any more time or money on these questions. YOU know what to do.

Chris Reich, Author of TeachU’s Business Talk Blog
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