After months of remodeling and a not-yet-over winter, my house (and my business) are badly in need of some spring cleaning and I’m starting today. My philosophy has always been to clean the house from top to bottom. I love the visual of the dust slowly settling to the floor as you move from the ceilings, to eye level, to the baseboards, finally sweeping all that accumulated dust right out the door. I don’t know if this is the most efficient method but it works for me.
Perhaps, like me, you also need to polish up your business after a long, cold winter. So start with the high ceiling corners and…
- Clear the cobwebs – revisit your vision for the business. Has it changed? Do you need to touch up the paint a little? What are you moving towards? Away from?
- Clean the light fixtures and the windows – let in some light. Who can help you reach your vision? What outside expertise do you need to bring in some clarity?
- De-clutter and dust the furniture – clear the decks. You know that pile of to-do’s you have sitting there? I bet you can let go of some of them. If they aren’t relevant to where you’re going get rid of them. Then see what you can hand to someone else to do before you tackle the things you really love on your own.
- Polish the floor – take on the high visibility tasks. What is going to give you the highest return for your investment of time?
Oversimplified? Perhaps. But you have to start somewhere, right? I’m rolling up my sleeves and grabbing a dust mop. And I think I’ll grab another cup of coffee, too, while I’m at it.
What are you doing to spring-clean your business? Post your comments or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org – if I use them, I’ll feature your business.