Adjust to Changing Conditions - by Ravi Patel

 

A simple saying –  “Complain not about the wind. Adjust your sails.” – offers great business advice for Entrepreneurs.

 

In this troubled economic times and uncertainty, it is very easy to complain about all the things that are preventing Entrepreneurs from succeeding. Some of the issues faced by Entrepreneurs including cash shortages, employee layoffs and poor morale, unsustainable overhead and fixed expenses, misaligned ratios of variable expenses to revenues, customer and product/service issues, high debt levels and so on are ripe topics for complaining.    

 

Losers will take this opportunity to complain and find excuses to rationalize their failure, just as a poor sailor frets about the winds.      

 

Winning Entrepreneurs and leaders, instead, adjust their sails to move forward on a steady course. Finding ways to increase cash flow; having employee work-sharing programs and non-monetary motivational programs to boost morale; reducing overhead and fixed expenses; realigning ratios of variable expenses to revenues, customer partnerships and product/service improvement initiatives; and restructuring high debt loads are all positive ways to adjust the sails.

 

What would you rather do? Complain about the winds or adjust your sails. Do the Right Things! 

 

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