What would happen if you didn’t properly maintain your vehicle? If all you ever did was put gas in your car and drive? Let’s just say that your car will likely not last very long. In fact, many car companies now offer “free” maintenance programs with their new cars. These programs include regularly scheduled oil changes, tire rotation and replacing windshield wiper blades to address wear and tear issues that may impact the performance and longevity of the vehicle. So why would car companies offer “free” maintenance? Simply put, a properly maintained vehicle can yield a dramatically improved resale value.
Do you have a maintenance program for your career or business? If you are not investing in a regularly scheduled maintenance program for yourself, you could be shortening your career path or the success of your business. Here are a few tips to keep you running smoothly:
Change the Oil
Fresh oil ensures the engine is lubricated and all of the parts operate correctly and free of friction due to build up. Education works the same way for your brain. Attend workshops, subscribe to relevant blogs/periodicals, identify mentors and consider a business coach to get a new and/or different perspective on your leadership skills.
Rotate the Tires
Uneven tire wear can cause your car to veer off the road or create vibration for a bumpy ride. I once worked for a great leader that often talked about “stinkin thinkin” which was his way of calling out negative thoughts that keep people in business from achieving their goals and embracing change. You can prevent derailment and challenges along the way by having the tools, support and regular feedback from a professional coach and business consultant in place to keep you on your path.
Replace the Windshield Wipers
New wiper blades can help improve your vision. It’s important that you establish clearly defined outcomes for yourself and create goals for your career/business and your personal life that will help you meet these outcomes. You should also consider adjusting your actions against your goals to ensure that you are on track to achieve your vision.
By not following a recommended maintenance program, you could be looking at costly repair bills both for your vehicle and your career or business. Allow the professionals at Newbern Consulting Group to develop an affordable and effective regularly scheduled maintenance program for you.
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Remember, a little maintenance along the way can improve performance and asking price.