Many metaphors are made regarding how running a long race is like
running a business. But it’s no coincidence that so many successful
business leaders enjoy a long, challenging run.
If you’re going for distance, here’s how you can succeed both on the
race course in and in your workplace:
Tip #1: Prepare for the Worst
A marathon is obviously no morning stroll. It takes months of
preparation to reach your chosen running goal. Not only must you be
tenacious during the race, but it also pays to prepare in the days
coming up to the event. Before the big race, you might want to stuff a
fanny pack with energy drinks and eat a few bananas. Feast on carbs
the night before to give you lots of energy the following day.
While planning, you should also consider the steps your business is
taking to prepare for the long haul. Is your data backed up and
secure? How quickly can you recover from a stumble? If you are forced
to stop business due to disaster and downtime, how many competitors
will pass you up?
The right Backup and DR solutions will keep you in the race to the
finish line. See
Tip #2: Fast AND Steady Win the Race
As any tortoise can tell you, the race doesn’t always go to the
swift. For distance running, pace is more important than pure speed
(but speed is important, too).
The best way to keep a reliable running pace is to resist adrenaline
urges to burst at intervals, which can wear you down. Most runners
falter in the final stretches, shuffling through towards the finish
line as competitors whizz by.
The same goes for your business’s pace, which requires not only a
fast internet connection, but also a reliable one that keeps your
business and network running.
EATEL Business fiber is the fastest, most dependable network in the
region, and will keep your business at peak performance. Learn More About Business Fiber>>>
Tip #3: Don’t Walk a Lap When You Could Run a Mile
If your business is doing well, how do you know if it could be doing
even better? Leaders crave challenges, and running a marathon is
certainly a brag-worthy accomplishment.
To improve your run times, try adding in new elements to your
training routine. Go for a higher speed and quicker tempo runs, not
just distance jogs. You might even want to try climbing hills.
To improve your business, consider adopting future-proof technologies
that will grow with your company and add agility.
Cloud-based storage and infrastructure will help your business scale
without having the burden of capital procurement and maintenance. Check Out Our Cloud Offerings>>>
Tip #4: Get the Right Tools for the Job
While some may scoff at the notion that some new tech gadget could be
used to improve run times, we say that technology makes everything
better. Here are some tech tools that will help you run.
Serious runners might consider picking up SHFT, wearable pods that detect
heartbeat and footfall rhythms and prescribe training routine changes.
Alternatively, the new LUMO Run
waistband will detect inefficient hip motions, a leading cause of poor
running posture. iWatch users can download the Nike
Run Club app, which tracks times and provides a social
But just like in business, too many gadgets and applications can be a
counter-productive distraction. This is especially true for communications.
That’s why a unified communications system that integrates messaging,
VoIP, conferencing, and lots of other functionalities can be a real
efficiency boost for your business. See Our
Hosted Unified Business Phone solution>>>
We’re With You For the Long Run
EATEL Business is committed to your success. The road is long and
sometimes grueling, but we’ve got decades of experience at your
disposal. If you’ve got a business technology challenge, we’d love to
hear about it.