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NOT MY FAULT!!| Extraordinary Business

As a business consultant, I have the opportunity to work with a lot of business leaders as they navigate their ways through the marketplace.  I’ve got to admit: I am addicted to helping them fulfill their company visions, and thus, make myself available to answer questions and talk through challenges.Being accountable for Accidents

One thing I have encountered a number of times is the difficulty that exists around taking responsibility for certain issues that occur in and around the business.  Granted – there are things, perhaps a number of things that lie outside the realm of a provider’s control.  Here’s an example of what I mean:

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Why Work with a Consultant?

Getting started in business is relatively easy. Staying there once you’ve gotten there is often the challenge for many business owners.

We have found that business owners and potential business owners nearly always have great ideas, not only for their present situation, but also for where they are planning to go down the road.

Many marketers, restaurant owners, event planners and other professional services are absolutely great at what they do. Sometimes, their business struggles due to simple, repairable oversights. At other times, there are opportunities that aren’t being leveraged to help the business elevate its position in the marketplace.

Many new business owners have great concepts, but are often overly optimistic with respect to the success of the business, then later, disenchanted by the amount of work and dismal results. Even those that work with business plan services – be it do-it-yourself or going through a class, many eventually say, “what was all of this time for,” since they’ve veered from the path.

Small business consultants strive to bring a direction and clarity to business clip_image002owners. They are specialists in specific areas, such as strategy, marketing, sales, production, logistics, human resources and other disciplines.

Working with a business consultant is the equivalent of working with a trusted advisor – someone with whom you feel confident to provide you with insight, direction and alternate perspectives on your business. He or she should work with you to discover those gaps and opportunities in your organization. Furthermore, they should work with you to implement the solution.

Aepiphanni Business Solutions is a small business consultancy, focused on small business strategy and planning. We provide in-depth analysis, clarification of goals, research into what will and what won’t work, seeking out the best opportunities and guidance for your organization. Following discovery and analysis, we go the next steps, of helping you implement the solutions we’ve recommended for your organization.

At Aepiphanni Business Solutions, we are a Small Business Consulting Firm dedicated to serving the needs of small business owners. We specialize in helping you develop strategies for your organization, and are committed to your success. If you have further questions about creating your strategy or developing your vision, please give me, Rick Meekins, a call at 678-265-3908, or email us at [email protected].


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More than "Full of Fury, Signifying Nothing"

We’ve failed to move forward.  Technology has advanced all around us, yet we’ve stayed the same.  We continue to think in the same old paradigm that says that we have to get up in the morning and go to work at a job, we have to have certain securities and we are defined as our job titles.  As Shakespeare says, we go through life in an ever maddening pace, “full of fury, signifying nothing.”

But life is not a stage.  There is purpose and meaning and purpose for each of us.  Your mission or purpose in life isn’t something you decide on, it is something that must be discovered.clip_image002

Consider this.  What would happen if everyone you know lived his or her purpose.  Do you think that their state of happiness would change?  What if everyone in your Linkedin network did the same?  and your secondaries?  and your tertiaries?  For some, that reaches into the millions of people, right?

Now, as a small business consultant, what that means to me is that all of my energies are wrapped into being a small business consultant, a dad, a husband and a member of my church and community.  What that means for me is that if I wasn’t making a dime, this is still what I would want to be doing.  That means that as I get older, I will find other ways to help small businesses, support my communities and love my family.  Everything I do points back to that?

What about you?  So many people get so wrapped up in security and a paycheck that they do simply become a number.  What that also means, without realizing it, is that they are living a very unbalanced life.  Think about it: you are working in a call center, but have aspirations to start a non-profit organization.    You are actually taking away from your happiness or satisfaction and adding unhappiness to your job.  So instead of replacing a happiness or satisfaction with another happiness, or satisfaction, you are taking away a happiness and adding more dissatisfaction.

So…are you living your purpose?  Are you seeking balance in your life?  or is your life full of fury, signifying nothing?

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More than "Full of Fury, Signifying Nothing"

We’ve failed to move forward.  Technology has advanced all around us, yet we’ve stayed the same.  We continue to think in the same old paradigm that says that we have to get up in the morning and go to work at a job, we have to have certain securities and we are defined as our job titles.  As Shakespeare says, we go through life in an ever maddening pace, “full of fury, signifying nothing.”

But life is not a stage.  There is purpose and meaning and purpose for each of us.  Your mission or purpose in life isn’t something you decide on, it is something that must be discovered.clip_image002

Consider this.  What would happen if everyone you know lived his or her purpose.  Do you think that their state of happiness would change?  What if everyone in your Linkedin network did the same?  and your secondaries?  and your tertiaries?  For some, that reaches into the millions of people, right?

Now, as a small business consultant, what that means to me is that all of my energies are wrapped into being a small business consultant, a dad, a husband and a member of my church and community.  What that means for me is that if I wasn’t making a dime, this is still what I would want to be doing.  That means that as I get older, I will find other ways to help small businesses, support my communities and love my family.  Everything I do points back to that?

What about you?  So many people get so wrapped up in security and a paycheck that they do simply become a number.  What that also means, without realizing it, is that they are living a very unbalanced life.  Think about it: you are working in a call center, but have aspirations to start a non-profit organization.    You are actually taking away from your happiness or satisfaction and adding unhappiness to your job.  So instead of replacing a happiness or satisfaction with another happiness, or satisfaction, you are taking away a happiness and adding more dissatisfaction.

So…are you living your purpose?  Are you seeking balance in your life?  or is your life full of fury, signifying nothing?

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