Hey, if you look over my right-hand shoulder, you’ll see a massive tree. Guess what? That puppy didn’t just grow overnight.
Often, people talk about running a painting business, and they want to break into commercial repaint, and they think that they can just buy some leads, they think that they can just do it overnight. The old saying is that the perfect time to plant a tree was 30 years ago, but the next best time is today.
And that is the case with almost all of your major initiatives. It doesn’t matter if it’s improving your sales process, if it is building your client list, if it’s changing the operations of your painting business … All of these things take time. You have to learn what you do not know. You have to find systems and the tools use. You have to implement those systems, and then with pig-headed determination, continue to reinforce them, not only with your staff, but with the biggest obstacle to growing a business large over time, just like this tree, and frankly that’s yourself.
Your outlook on business, the way you manage your time, and do things in a way that doesn’t just get the job done, doesn’t just paint the house, doesn’t just move you from project to project, but rather focuses on making the business turn into what you want it to be.
So timing is essential. If there’s something major you want to do in your business, if there’s some monumental change, some aspect of your business that needs to be changed, that you’ve been talking about for years, decades maybe, now is the time to do it.
Perfect time to plant a tree was 30 years ago, but the next best time is today. Let’s get moving. I’m Brandon Lewis with Painter’s Weekly. Talk to you next week.