It’s New Year’s Eve and I often take time to reflect on the previous year. I call it an After Action Review, from my time in the Army. It gives me a chance to look at what went right, what went wrong, and what I could do differently. The do differently part is always the most exciting, mainly because I get a “do over”.
It’s interesting to watch children at play and see something that obviously doesn’t go their way, or causes disruption in the cadence of their game. They defer to the most simple of concepts and call a “do over” to remedy the situation. The “do over” is probably the single most overlooked solution by adults running a small business. If things aren’t going your way, just call a “do over”.