Just the Facts Jack
How do you make business decisions? Especially big business decisions. Based on how you feel about it, the stories around it, what other people think?
Making business decisions needs clear, cold, hard facts, not emotions. Get clear on what’s really going on in your business. Does a location have to close? Are your staff being productive? Is this retail line working? Do staff and clients align with your culture?
At the end of the day, it is about making decisions that move you closer to your purpose in life and in business, which are really the same thing. Often we make decisions based how we’re feeling, and we justify it with lots of evidence. But there are many truths. And the truths are not the facts. Facts are tangibles. Things that we can see and hear. Things we can observe and measure. The rest is just make believe. So when you’re making big decisions, get the facts, and see if those facts align with your purpose, and that will help you make the clear decisions you need to make.
Reflections from Beyond the Chair
by Andrew McAleese, Owner of La Luma Salon & Academy