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To Know And Not To Do Is Not Yet To Know

Time to reflect on what you can do ...

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This is a very interesting Zen-like saying, so let's think about it in connection with your business or your life. What does it mean for you? The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect on what you can do with what you know ...

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Nearly every business owner I meet knows stuff; things that they are not putting into practice in their business. For example, the business owner who knows their business is mediocre at customer service, but doesn't do anything about it, or knows the shop looks tired and rundown yet doesn't repaint it or rebrand it.

It is much the same in your personal life with health and fitness. I am sure you know someone who has bemoaned their weight, but has never done anything about it.

"Does this sound familiar to you?"

More importantly, what do you know is not right in your business and you're not do anything about? This set of questions isn't meant to bring you down or accuse you of being a rotten business owner. In fact, if this is you, then you are not alone! It is a very common occurrence. It might even be regarded as being an inherent trait among business owners and managers for one special reason ... because you are the boss, you are pretty much alone at the top, and there is no one to help you.

There are always things you can do yourself once you have realised and acknowledged there is something that needs doing. But if you have the help of someone as a mentor, guide or coach it is a lot easier.

  • Your coach helps you to identify and acknowledge what needs to be improved

  • They then help you to decide what you are going to do about it

  • And keep you focussed on improving them

Now, we're all back to work in the new year, is it time to have a think about your own situation? What do you know, but are not doing anything about? What are you going to do?

Until next time ...


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About Jonathan Vowles ...


I've been an accountant in and for business since 1987 and have a wide experience of consultancy, audit, accounts, taxation and wealth planning work from individuals and small businesses to multinational corporations and charities.

My eclectic interests in growing and developing business span a number of areas, which can be summarised as strategic business advice and tax saving advice.

I have worked with the Chamber of Commerce to deliver courses for people about starting up in business and have lectured about tax for a major accountancy practice and for Milton Keynes College.

I relax by reading fiction and by getting away from the office in a campervan.


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