Just like death and taxes, weeds in your garden are always a certainty.
They are one of life’s certainties, that’s for sure.
Take your eye off your beautiful garden for a second, and up pops a weed where you least expect it.
On the land there are weeds. Even in grazing paddocks.
Thistles are the big offenders. And fireweed.
When you move your cattle out of a paddock to rest the pasture and allow some regrowth of the beautiful grazing grass that the cattle love and enjoy so much, the weeds just pop up and pop up and pop up.
Even after you’ve hoed the thistles down, and left the paddock to rest, the grass grows but then the thistles reappear… poking their ugly heads up above that lush grass.
Thistles are sneaky…. They grow in tall shoots, but before that they grow in a ground cover about 60cm in diameter before the shoot appears.
And the shoots are prickly, deterring cattle from even trampling them let alone wanting to eat them.
The thing about thistles and weeds…
The thing about weeds and especially thistles is this:
If they take over your paddocks they are extremely difficult to eradicate. The eradication process is long, and laborious and tedious, to put things mildly.
It is much easier to keep on top of the thistle problem as it appears, than to let the thistles take over your pastures.
There are thistles and weeds in your business.
There are thistles and weeds in your business trying to dominate your good practices and procedures and protocols. They act to destroy the things that are working well for you in your business.
These thistles and weeds appear in your business as lazy habits, lazy people, lazy practices, poor practices and systems, and non-existent systems.
When left to manifest and spread at will, these people, and their habits and practices, will bring your wonderful business to grinding halt before you know it.
Great businesses have their fingers on the essential pulses and KPIs that indicate back to the owner when there are dangers and warnings that need to be acted upon.
And when these warnings appear we do need to act quickly to prevent damage..
The cost of regular maintenance and review is inconsequential compared to the significant damage that is caused by failing to monitor and failing to measure key performance indicators.
Don’t let your beautiful gardens and pastures become overgrown with weeds and thistles.
Be diligent in the upkeep and maintenance of your gardens and pastures.
And watch and track and measure those KPIs in your business that keep your business running smoothly and performing at its best.
It is essential to your future financial success to be across all of those KPIs that monitor and maintain the health of your dental business, and to be mindful of the consequences of letting things get out of hand.
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