Small Business Advice: Create a Short-Term Wins for Success

You as an entrepreneur can find yourself working on a different project with different meanings for your business. You can find yourself working on different tasks. You can find yourself preparing and implementing different change processes in your business. You can find yourself working on different ways for dealing with resistance to organizational changes.

However, yes everything has some important purpose about you and your business. It’s the success that you want to achieve. On the other hand, if you don’t finish all of that project, or if you don’t finish them in the right way, you will lose a great portion of the probability of success that you want to achieve.

Can you find some type of early wins that can help you to energize the processes on which you, and your employees work?

You need to motivate yourself and your employees because of the successful accomplishment of the tasks, or the successful accomplishment of the whole project.

Especially when it comes to the long painfully projects you need such a short-term win situation if you want to escape the problems in the future. As human beings, we all want to win. Those wins give us the power to continue to the last finish line.

Because of that, you need to divide the projects into several parts that will bring such a short-term win after the accomplishment of each part. How fast you can make an early win is better for the future success of the whole project.

  • Can you find something in your project that can be seen as a short-term win situation as fast as possible?
  • Can you find something in your project that can be emotionally powerful for the persons involved in implementation of that project?
  • Can you find wins that can be visible and worth for the persons involved in implementation of the project?
  • Can you find something that can be achieved easily and will bring motivation for the future of the project?

You need to ask and answer these questions when you plan your projects if you want to find possible early win situations that can energize the future implementation process.

This week’s small business advice is: Look at your projects and try to find possible short-term wins that can be fast enough after the start of the project, emotionally powerful for the persons, visible and worth enough, and can be achieved easily. When you reach that short-term wins celebrate them with your team.

Dragan Sutevski

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Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan