Small Business Tips~Becoming the Eye of the Tiger
Three weeks ago I had a problem with my eye. I woke up one morning and it was red, scratchy feeling and sore. I thought it was just from an irritation with my contact lens so I took a self healing route and left my contact off for a few days. Well, wouldn't you know that my eye cleared right up- the redness was gone, the scratchy feeling-gone, sore? no not anymore. I was cured and I did it all by myself.
Fast forward to yesterday, when I woke up again with the same symptoms. The irritation was so bad that normal daylight hurt. I felt like a vampire and as I worked yesterday, it was painful to be on the computer with the glare coming from the computer screen. I ended up wearing my sunglasses just so I could look at the screen without wincing and tearing from my right eye.
Houston, I had a problem that I wasn't gonna heal by myself.
I went to the specialist today, an opthalmologist who is treating my eye aggresively. Initially everything would have been fine had I known the proper care to treat myself. I had a simple eye infection, but because I did not let it heal properly and was quick to jump back into my routine---wearing my contacts after 3 days instead of letting my eye rest for a week--- my small easily self curing problem became a diagnosed hernia.
Hindsight may be 20/20 but without the knowledge it's hard to have foresight.
This hindsight/foresight issue can be tricky for business also. Consider your business as the Eye....heck, let's call it the Eye of the Tiger, as most entrepreneurs are feisty and out of the gate self starting machines. The problem becomes when you let those little irritations go...bookkeeping, marketing analysis, budgeting, new initiatives, paperwork....maybe you put a few drops of ointments on your eye in the interim. It seems to do the trick and you SAVED money...you did it yourself right?
And that might just last you a few months or maybe longer until that one moment....
You wake up and you see there's a blemish on your business and an irritation that just won't go away. You can't ignore it 'cause it alters your day to day routine and actions....you can't get past it because your self treatment isn't working. You know something is wrong and you just can't figure out how to make it work.
Your vision is impaired, because you don't hold the knowledge to make your foresight work.
It's quite simple, get some help. Get some small business tips, advice, or assistance from someone other than yourself. Do not delay-whether it's paid, in-house, outsourced or from a mentor...get some help.
You don't want a hernia on your eye,
Let me give you a small business tip. You want to be the HEALTHY Eye of the Tiger.
If you enjoyed this business tip, please peruse these other posts about keeping your small business healthy,
- In Life and Business Are You A Giving Tree?
- Is Your Independence Coming Before Your Business Fall?
- Tough Love Talk 2: Are You Taking Advice that Hurts Or Heals Your Business? Time for a Check-Up
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