My dog, Fritz
This is Fritz, my dog, at 12 weeks. He is still adorable and very smart and since I work alone, I spend a lot of time with him. He knows A LOT about The Pedestal Group. We go for a walk every morning around 7:30 (and if you see me, don’t look too closely – I generally don’t do my hair for these walks so it is very flat) and I get to watch Fritz manage his business and for the record, in his business I am strictly support staff. Today, I realized his approach to management is a great one so here goes Fritz’s 10 recommendations to manage your business:
1. If you find something interesting, stick your whole face in to really investigate it. Sometimes you will be unhappy with what gets on your nose, but more often it is something facinating!
2. Dream big – some day you really might catch the bunny if you just stick to it and believe you can.
3. Leave your mark in many places (I know, this is gross but go with me) – the more people who know you were there the better!
4. Move quickly and decisively. Don’t dilly dally around.
5. If you come to a decision point, consult those you need to and make a quick decision. Even if you don’t get to go the way you want, moving forward is better than standing still.
6. Following the same course on a regular basis is fine but perioically, change it up! Going out of your comfort zone may yield new things to experience (see #1).
7. If there is something new on your route, it is important to notice, investigate (again, see #1) and know what it is about. Knowing your market is key.
8. If someone new comes along, greet them as a friend first. Offer to play, be nice, show you are a good guy. You never know what they have to offer.
9. If someone else is walking as well, be sure you keep up. Getting left behind isn’t fun – and you may have to drag your cohorts with you to do it.
10. Always clean up your messes. It isn’t right to leave them and they may end up in someone else’s space which is not being a good neighbor.