You need a dashboard
What guides you while you run your business?
Is it your accounting system, your marketing system, your inbox, some ______ for Dummies book? When it comes time to go get things done, where do you turn for information? And then what do you go do with the information you gather?
This back and forth of figuring and then doing defines your success. And doing this efficiently is paramount.
Most people that assess their work habits (honestly) conclude it is about as efficient as shoveling snow during a windy blizzard. The constant struggle to push aside the noise and focus on the tasks that drive the business forward is daunting. Getting to these hard to do but obviously productive tasks are what is needed.
The single attribute of successful owners is marked by those that run their lives and those that are run by their endless inefficiency. Leaders have a system for:
Yes, it's cyclical and that's exactly the point.
You need a way to break the cycle and something to make you DO. That tool that breaks the cycle is a well defined one-page dashboard. A well-crafted dashboard gets you to focus on the crux of what you need to make you and your business as successful as you can be.
Can you drive a car without a dashboard? Yes, you can. But you will run out of gas, get a speeding ticket, or have your engine start smoking. In your car, you need a dashboard. You've come to depend on it. You get the importance of it. You don't ever drive without it.
Your business should be the same.
In your business, you need this guide. One that sums up your business and guides your from point A, your business today, to point B meeting the specific goals you have. A car dash won't tell you where to turn right or left, yet. But it will help you avoid the speed trap or having to call AAA.
Your business needs a dashboard to be your strategic guide to moving goals forward.Get Started