What Are Your Best Practices? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 145

This week’s reflection point: As mid-October passes us by, the New Year approaches closer every day. There might still be some lingering summer weather, but fall is well underway—and 2016 will be here before we know it. All this has compelled me to reflect on the past year at the Chad Barr Group. My team and I have had some amazing successes this year.

[tweetthis display_mode=”box”]We continue to develop best practices that lead to remarkable results.[/tweetthis]

Today, I’d like to share the top 5 of those best practices with you. I hope it gets you thinking about your own best practices—and how they help your business grow.

  1. Walk the talk. As I wrote back in July, one of the most important practices for any business leader is to take your own advice. For me and my team, this meant launching a stunning new web presence this year. Brimming with more ideas, more value, and more ways to share our knowledge than ever before, our new site is the ultimate in “walking the talk.”
  2. Constantly invest in the team. Businesses are only as good as the people within them. That’s why it’s imperative to keep investing in the team around you. At the Chad Barr Group, I’m always looking to increase our fabulous team with more great talent and powerful minds.
  3. Embrace creativity. Another best practice is to constantly reinvent and push ourselves. Creating new ideas, new programs, and new channels of delivering value to clients is essential to success.
  4. Try new things. It might sound simple, but it’s a tremendous boon to business. Having the courage to try new things—even though they might fail—is central to achieving continued business growth. Taking risk is necessary.
  5. Be optimistic. I look at the glass as half-full, and approach work with a sense of abundance and greatness. This empowers me and my team, enabling us to do better work with more enthusiasm—every day.

Here are just a few of the powerful outcomes the Chad Barr Group has achieved as a result of those 5 best practices:

  1. Unsolicited referrals. We receive more unsolicited referrals than ever before, which is the ultimate compliment. It means that our business is doing a great job, our marketing is working, and people understand the value we have to offer.
  2. Frequent web inquiries. Web inquiries are coming in all the time. This shows me that the results we generate for our clients are heard worldwide.
  3. Contentment. Although I still push myself to go the extra mile, try new things, and discover better ways to provide value, I am happier than ever with where the Chad Barr Group is today.

What are your best practices?

This week’s tip: Reflecting on your best practices is a calibrating tool that helps you measure what has worked and what hasn’t. It allows you to refine what you need to focus on next week, next month, next quarter, and next year.

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