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Setting company culture and keeping it with your success

This week, I wanted to talk to you about company culture.

Recently, somebody brought to my attention a book called “You Win in the Locker Room First” by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith.

Just in the first chapter, I saw this quote -

Sometimes, success can be your worst enemy if you allow it to change your culture and approach.  If you focus on the fruit and ignore the root, the tree will die, but if you continue to care for the root and focus on your culture, process, people, and purpose, then you’ll always have a great supply of fruit!

Think about how that applies to your life, your work, and your family.

Just because things are going well doesn’t mean it’s ok to start getting a big head.

Things are probably going well because of the hard work you put in, and the culture that you established from the beginning. Keep going with that winning strategy, and don’t get distracted.

Sure, there are going to be things you need to change as your business or your family grows, but it’s critical to keep the same values as the scale grows.

My three pillars of success are attitude, passion and enthusiasm, and as my company has grown, as my family has grown, I’ve always kept those three things as tenants of my approach.

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Not too late for your resolutions!

We’re well into the second quarter of the year, and as everybody gets ready for summer, it’s worth looking back at those new year’s resolutions, those goals you set for yourself, or for your company at the beginning of the year.

How far have you gotten towards reaching those goals? Have you stayed the course on the plans you made?

Now is a great time to recommit yourself to those goals, or even move the goal post if you have to — the important thing is to stay committed to the end zone while you still have a chance to make a difference.

As you move toward that end, it’s also important to remember who can help you get there.

Business associates, trusted advisors, family members, or friends — who is going to help keep you accountable for these goals?  Who can you call and ask for help along the way?

You still have more than half of this year to reach the finish line — no matter how far you’ve strayed from the goal — it’s never too late to step back, take stock of what you’ve done, reevaluate your plan, recommit yourself to that goal…

And don’t do it alone — get the help you need to win the game!

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