We can get locked into the hum drum of day to day business operations, but sometimes you need to take stock in what gives you energy as a business owner. For me that’s easy: it’s helping other business owners improve their businesses with new ideas on technology, security, productivity. We are always searching, and researching for ways to improve productivity and increase security.
With a lot more years in the military than I can to remember sometimes, I find energy in sharing my drive for securing your business. It’s also not a mystery that we learned a lot in government bureaucracy about productivity–and for those of use who are veterans we probably can share several horror stories about the “efficiency” of the government.
What we love to do as CMIT business owners is to connect with our peers in the small business community to learn about what gives them energy, and how we can put their minds at ease when it comes to technology so they can focus on those life giving forces.
I’m reminded of a colleague of mine in CMIT who received a glowing letter from an attorney about how my colleague “saved his marriage, helped him make his kids soccer games, and get home from work before 6 p.m.” This blinding flash of brilliance from my colleague was a simple recommendation drawn from an off hand comment about missing his son’s soccer game. “Have you ever thought about adding another computer monitor?” Simple, but my colleague found a research article from one of CMIT’s strategic partners, CompTIA–an international computer and technology body–that found empirical data to prove a worker is 60% more efficient when they have two monitors.
The attorney plopped down the 100 bucks or so for a new monitor, and found that he was leaving the office before 6–home for dinner and homework duty with his kids. The attorney’s energy was obviously in his family, and by relying on his CMIT partner to guide him along he was able to focus on that life giving force.
Computers are just a part of your information environment that promotes business productivity, improves communications with your customers and employees. At CMIT Solutions we like to treat your entire technology portfolio as a composite picture, knowing that the most effective businesses focus on what they love to do (whether it is selling bicycles, teaching pre-schoolers, healing patients, ministering to our souls, or proving a light manufacturing service as some of our Colorado Springs clients do). Usually we don’t find clients who put fixing computers and networks on their list of what they love to do. We prefer you never need us to fix a computer, and will work hard to keep your systems up and running to avoid a service call. But when that happens, one of things to love to do–putting you back to work quickly when problems do arise.
What do you love to do? What gives you energy? We would love to hear from you.