What Can Walls Tell You About Your Business?
Whether you have a brick wall, retaining wall, foundation wall, or painted wall, walls can be useful in one form or another if built properly, in your business.
When building a business, we all have to start with a foundation wall, just as we do in our homes. This is the wall that your entire business is built on. For me, my foundational wall is to have a successful system, and to do business with honesty and integrity. People join those they know, like, and trust. Your system, your ethics, and your business practices will determine how many follow you, and want to do business with you. This is the core to your business.
Just like a retaining wall in your home, your retaining wall in your business is a safe guard against those falling rocks, or boulders, that may hit unexpectedly. We all need backup systems, safety nets, and finances stored away for rainy days. If you don’t have this safety net, then when the torrents of rain come, you may find yourself washed out. So, have a plan in place.
A painted wall in your home gives you that spark or zeal that puts you in your zone. This is where you sanctuary begins. The same is true for your business. The painted wall in your business is that area for creativity. This is inspiration and innovation in your business that shows how colorful, dynamic and resourceful you can be to add, and capture, brilliant minds, new technologies, bright ideas, and synergy for your business. Those folks that find this inspiration are usually working in businesses they love.
This is the protective wall that surrounds your home to keep out those things that can be harmful to you, and your family. This kind of wall in also needed in your business, whether it be figurative or literal. Erecting that brick wall will help keep out negative thoughts, ideas or negative people. This is for your protection and that of your business. But before you erect this wall, be willing to listen to ideas, and take sound advice from those successful business owners around you. Then once the decision is made to erect your walls, make them solid, strong, and impenetrable. An ample supply of downbeat, and unconstructive criticism, is not helpful, and may cause you to doubt yourself and your dream.
So after careful examination, what can walls tell your about your business?
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