You may think of “letting go” as something that applies to you emotionally rather than in business, but that’s really not the case. Many people who have been dedicated industry professionals for years have a hard time letting go. They get comfortable in the way they do things and that can really hurt a business or at the very least, stunt it’s growth.
The fact of the matter is, in order to move forward in business – just as in any part of our lives – we have to be willing to let go of the things that don’t serve us anymore.
This applies to more than just policy and procedure…it applies to the way you position yourself in your industry as well. Forward thinking and innovation have cornered the market and if you can’t keep up you will be left behind.
It’s not always easy implementing new procedures, and learning to use new tools can be frustrating at first, but the reward is worth it. Streamlining your business will never be something that you regret and being open to new ideas, well…as Albert Einstein so eloquently put it:
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.