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Achieving Success

We live and work in a world that’s so overloaded with information, communication, and gadgets that fighting the irresistible and constant tug to text, tweet, and check our email is becoming harder and harder all the time. That trend is not likely to change anytime soon.

Our ability to focus and prioritize has always been critical to success in any field, but today, managing distraction and not succumbing to its addictive qualities has become challenging for the most disciplined among us.

If you can’t focus, you can’t get things done. And if you can’t get things done, somebody else will.

Our ability to select the most important task at each point in time, begin on that task and then get it completed quickly and satisfactorily – will have more of an impact on our success than any other skill we develop.

We are significantly more efficient if we are clear about our goals and objectives and don’t deviate from them. The greater clarity we have regarding what we want and the steps we have to take to achieve it – the easier it is to overcome procrastination and complete the task.

By |October 22nd, 2013|Success|0 Comments

Case Study 1

A private company is a reseller of heavy manufacturing machinery. Two partners both of whom are looking forward to retirement have owned the business for the past 20 years. Brenark was hired to provide insight into enhancing the value of their business, in preparation for a possible sale of the company.

We began with basic questions related to how the business owners felt about their business:

What is it that you really want to be and do?
What are you doing really well that is helping you get there?
What are you not doing well that is preventing you from getting there?
What will you do differently tomorrow to meet those challenges?
Where do you need the most help?

The next step was to determine more specfically the strenths and weaknesses in their business by having each owner complete a Brenark BEE (Business Effectiveness Evaluation). The questions are specific (scale of 1 to 10) and provide an accurate, owner based, assessment of a business in the following  areas:

Customer Servive
Human Resources
Business Systems
Succession Planning
Financial Management
Leadership
Personal Effectiveness
Strategic Planning
Marketing
Sales

Once it was determined that Brenark could help improve the value of their business – we held weekly 2-hour, agenda based, meetings with both owners to discuss, agree and move forward with an action plan that addressed the weaknesses in their business. We set goals, measured our progress and held both owners accountable for their commitments. Brenark was also available for phone or email consultation throughout the process. A succession plan was implemented and the business was purchased by several senior employees.