Are you Industry Standard?
The term industry standard is defined as follows; typically allowed criteria adhered to by an industry's general consensus.
In more basic vocabulary; industry standard means average and/or acceptable.
If you are industry standard then you have average expectations, average performance, average results, average sales ... you get the point.
An average point.
Are you the industry standard ... or are you an industry accelerant? Do your sales, profits, and results exceed your competition? Do you and your staff understand the mentality behind the simple statement; it's called work for a reason? I'm sure those who have tasted success or are at the beginning of their path to the next level understand the true definition of work.
Success requires educated diligence.
You should not be happy with acceptable and average and your goal should never be to just hit a sales quota. Always over-achieve, always over-perform, always try to go above and beyond.
Don't be happy with being the 50 percentile of your company, unless that truly is your best, and then prepare yourself for an average career or begin looking for something else.
There are company's in every industry with owners who pour their life into all aspects of the business to get it up and running, and some fail .. it's the nature of the beast and numbers don't lie. For an optimal chance of success hire a strong and hungry staff and pay them well, use the best tools available, and put in a good day's work.
Not just a day of working hard, but a day of working smart.