The right time, and the perfect time, are not the same time.
But many small business owners are totally unaware of it.
And it screws up everything.
The right time
The right time to take action on improving your business is the moment you know there’s a problem. It’s an easy to identify moment. And it makes zero sense to allow a problem to persist; it only gets bigger, and costs you more in time and money to fix.
This means the right time is always, always, blindingly obvious.
However, even really smart business owners totally miss it.
Because they’re not actually looking for the right time. No. They’re looking for, and waiting for, the perfect time.
The perfect time is an expensive illusion
It’s an illusion, because it exists in an impossible to identify moment.
Think about it.
- If things are going great for your business, they might get even better. Now is not the perfect time.
- If things are ‘okay’ or even if things suck, then maybe they’ll pick-up. Now is not the perfect time.
So, when is the perfect time to improve your business?
You missed it. Because we can only ever know the perfect time, after it has passed. We identify it on reflection. It’s rear view mirror stuff.
That’s why the most successful businesspeople focus on the right time. It’s clear. It’s existential. We experience it. It’s in front of us.
In short, if you have an ongoing business problem, the right time to do something about it has passed. The next best time to do something about it is right now.