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Are you ignoring the warning signs and heading for a business breakdown?

Car breakdownIt’s a common metaphor to compare running a business to running a classic sports car. Everyone’s heard the comparisons!

But, a story I saw this week got me thinking. It might not always be a good thing to drive a business in the way you drive your car. Let me explain:

Recently released research has shown that 827,000 motorists EVERY YEAR break down because of empty fuel tanks. That’s right; more than 800,000 people are playing – and losing – “Fuel Roulette” every single year.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3212222/More-800-000-drivers-year-run-fuel.html

What’s the got to do with your business?

It’s simple; they’re ignoring the warning signs and motoring ahead regardless.

Gambling with that well-oiled machine, crossing their fingers, and hoping for the best.

Maybe it’s the thrill of the game. Maybe it’s sheer ignorance. But either way, you shouldn’t be playing Fuel Roulette – with your business OR your car. But I’m no mechanic! 

Ignoring the warning lights – no matter how dim they may be – isn’t the smartest move. And, before you know it, you could find yourself stranded on the hard shoulder whilst your competition zooms on ahead.

Some food for thought, right?

Have a great week

Cheers

Paul