Ever look at a work of art and find a mistake. No matter how minute the mistake, it seems almost everyone is able to point it out.
It seems humans are well adapted at finding mistakes.
Want to have a thriving business? Try this exercise:
- Make a list of businesses that are stagnant (could be real business or imaginary)
- Then make a list of mistakes that are keeping them stagnant
More often than not, what is keeping your business stagnant is making mistakes that are easy to identify.
It is less likely that what is keeping your business stagnant is the lack of a revolutionary new solution that you havenâ€™t thought about.
So here, Iâ€™ll help you get started making the list of things you should do to keep a business stagnant.
Donâ€™t invest time on your business
Donâ€™t be the leader of your business. Donâ€™t spend time making goals, researching opportunities, identifying threats, or strengthening weaknesses.
Donâ€™t invest money in your business
Starving your business is the best way to keep your business stagnant. So keep your business malnourished.
Cut at as many corners as possible, but donâ€™t stop there, compromise on the quality of your product or service.
Thatâ€™s how you keep an uncompetitive product, and that is the ultimate way to sabotage your business from growing.
Do everything yourself. Micromanage. Donâ€™t trust anyone to do anything.
When you get overwhelmed with all the things you have to do, do the easy, inconsequential things first.
Wait for things to break before adding them to your task list. A task is only important if itâ€™s on fire.
Always split the difference, never negotiate
Who needs to find the interests of others. Your only interest is to pay as little as possible for the things that add value to your business.
You create value by making deals for which you pay an amount you are willing to waste for results you are willing to ignore.
Delay decisions indefinitely
You are not making a mistake if you donâ€™t take action, right?
Is not like making mistakes could teach you valuable lessons, right?
Be an anti-entrepreneur
Be a person who does not organize or operate a business, taking less than normal financial risks.