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Asa Beavers is an authority on increasing performance in small businesses. He helps business owners uncover the bottlenecks that may be holding them back, and teaches essential strategies to help them work ON their business and unlock its full potential.

How To Conquer Your Business Planning Neglect

By Asa Beavers | planning

When it comes to business planning, the inner voice in your head voice can be seriously annoying, and powerfully influential.

You’ve probably heard of the importance of making time to work ON your business, specifically focused on planning. So you think about it, and that’s when your inner voice really kicks in.

It probably sounds something like this…

“I know making time to plan is important for the business, but I’m super busy. This just isn’t the time. After all, what I’m doing now seems to be working pretty well. I know things aren’t perfect, and sure, planning could help. But I don’t even know how to get started. There’s got be an easier way to do this. For now, it’s probably best to just stick with what I’m doing, then in a few months when things settle down, I’ll look into it.”

Once again, the annoying, influential inner voice convinces another business owner that planning can wait; that working ON your business isn’t nearly as important as working IN your business.

I hope that’s not you. I hope you are making the time to identify bottlenecks and find solutions; and analyze results and make adjustments.

But if you haven’t yet learned the importance of working ON your business or learned what you should be doing as the business leader, I’m going to simplify it for you right here.

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Performance Management Begins with This One Thing

By Asa Beavers | performance management

​I remember as a kid going to the mall and trying to walk up the down escalator.

Only, if you walked too slow, you’d still be ​sliding backwards​, but if you began running, you’d eventually make it to the top.

That’s exactly how far too many business owners operate their business. They are running against the escalator when trying to keep up with everything they need to do.

Too often they are running hard like this because it’s all they know to do.

Instead of delegating to others and managing expectations, the business leader continues running hard, and the business struggles to reach its full potential.

This can easily happen to any busy business owner who is too nice, or they don’t communicate well, or they don’t make time to inspect work, or they have too much trust people are doing their jobs. Does any of this sound familiar?

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This One Habit Can Unlock A Business’s Full Potential

By Asa Beavers | communication

If Only….

Two words that when combined send our mind scanning back to times when we lacked the clarity to see that we all have a long futures ahead us. ​Such as...

“If only I had known what lies ahead for me, I would have done things differently”, says the little voice in our head.

Yet with great clarity, many high school students take advanced placement classes, graduate with a 4+ grade point average, and move on to college with their major already picked out. That’s not my story. For me clarity came much later in life. 

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How To Eliminate Doubt And Achieve Anything You Want

By Asa Beavers | productivity

Have you ever wondered why the hell you commit to doing certain things?

Sure it sounded good at the time, but after sleeping on it you realize it’s a much bigger task than you initially thought.

You might get a queasy feeling of uncertainty over whether you can do it. Then as you engage you uncover obstacles you didn’t anticipate. Yet even though you manage to navigate those obstacles, the challenge is beginning to wear you down.

With your mind now ramping up over the possibility you may fail, or not perform at your best, doubt begins to creep in.

If you are a business leader who allows doubt to overpower your ability to make crucial decisions quickly and confidently, you are part of the majority.

The good news is eliminating doubt is a skill that can be practiced. Let’s explore 3 guiding principles to eliminate doubt and achieve anything you want.

First a short story that changed the way I think about making business decisions, and it has nothing to do with business.

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The Elephant No One Wants to Talk About

By Asa Beavers | leadership , productivity

Running an effective meeting is like having a really good meal.

You know the sensation when you’ve had a really good meal. The same goes for when you’ve conducted a really effective meeting. You feel satisfied with the experience.

Yet, even when you think you’re getting it right, there’s still something that can CRUSH your ability to consistently have effective meetings.

It’s known as the “elephant in the room.”

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The Death of Stuffy, Disconnected Business Cultures

By Asa Beavers | customer loyalty , leadership , team building

Your business has a culture. Do you know what it is?

I began my due diligence in exploring this deeper by asking several business owners directly what they thought the culture of their business is, and what I found out is...

Culture isn’t something that gets a lot of discussion in many small businesses. 

Sure, culture can be hard to put your finger on at first. But all it takes is the willingness to dig deep and explore how you want your customer experience, and employee experience, to feel like.

My objective in exploring this is to get small business owners thinking more about hidden customer perceptions. These are things customers see in a business and from which they form their own opinions, and then decide if they will continue to patronize a business.

Having a good business culture is assumed to be important to making sure employees are happy, productivity is good, and customers feel welcomed, yet what goes into creating a good culture in your business?

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