Let’s face it; no one is perfect. We all have faults, and those faults sometimes turn into business mistakes and mishaps. The point to remember is that we can’t always change our faults, but we can turn them into business strengths. Follow these tips to make that happen.
Turning Weaknesses into Strengths
Know your weaknesses
You can’t help your weaknesses if you don’t acknowledge them and how they affect your business. If you aren’t a morning person, for example, acknowledge this so you can stop planning meetings for the early morning when you are less prepared.
Hire the right help
Hire the people who bring strengths to the table that you don’t’ have. Instead of learning how to do something well, hire someone who already has that skillset.
Flaunt what makes you different
What makes you different is not necessarily a weakness. If you don’t like to open in the early a.m., highlight that you stay open later than the competition. If your product is the priciest option out there, flaunt that it’s the most elite. If you can’t change a weakness, change the way you talk about it in your business.
Whether that means working on your personal faults, taking advice from a business coach, or embracing new technology, making a change can be great for business. Turning your personal weaknesses into strengths through hard work or hiring out is a change that every business should go through. Afterall, as I said, nobody is perfect.
We’ve all got weaknesses that can hold us back or prevent our businesses from reaching maximum potential. Knowing those weaknesses, working on them, and hiring the right people to balance them out is good for business. Talk to Alan with AdvancingWithUs to get more good business tips and tricks.