Refocusing your company

Q. I’ve been trying to refocus my company and I look at all the problems and it’s too depressing and I never get anything fixed. Should I just give up?

A. Let me suggest two new approaches to what you are trying to do.

First: instead of starting by looking at the problems, why don’t you look at what has gone well, what gave you pleasure, what you’d like to do more of. A more positive starting place may lead you to a more positive conclusion.

Second: why don’t you consider the value of an investment in someoutside assistance. You get a doctor for your health, a plumber for your u-bend. Why not consider getting specialist help for your business. No-one gives you extra points for doing it all yourself.