The patient is your business, and it’s time for a physcal exam

Most people visit their Doctors annually for a Physical Exam.

Do you?

We do this primarily for preventative reasons, because we know that we can be VERY sick without even knowing.

Sadly, I lost a friend to a massive heart attack this week. Earlier this year, another friend mysteriously passed out and died – He’d unknowingly had “walking pneumonia” for weeks and finally succumbed . . . Almost daily, I hear of someone learning of being afflicted with varying stages of cancer . . .

Very few people enjoy going to the Doctor. I avoid Doctors like the plague, BUT I do go every year for my Physical exam because I know that it’s critical to catch major illness as early as possible. The earlier we catch it, the higher the probability that we will survive the affliction and live a longer life.

When you go to the Doctor, what are the “Vital Signs” that are measured before you see the Dr?
  • Temperature
  • Pulse
  • Blood Pressure
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Cholesterol 
and they usually take a couple of vials of blood to check for anomalies.
These tests are measuring levels and comparing them to “average” levels for humans of similar age . . . and comparing them to our results from prior years.
The results of these tests help the Dr advise the patient to adjust eating/exercise/work habits to preemptively attack any risk of poor health.
If there are any MAJOR red flags, the Doctor can address them immediately.
So . . .
Have you considered the most important “vital signs” in your business?
What are the “Metrics” you should be tracking as a quick indicator of how you are doing relative to your goals?
Could your business be hemorrhaging time, energy, and money on inefficient processes and bad habits?
How much more profitable could your business be if you were to preemptively identify your operational short-comings periodically and adjust your business practices accordingly?
With healthier business practices, how much more quickly could you achieve your goals?
If you are in Middle Tennessee and are interested in exploring this at a deeper level, join us for a Mastermind session Wednesday March 22 from 10-11:30 in the Pareto Realty office.
I’ve developed a questionnaire for REALTORS that has been very influential for the agents I am coaching to use as a “fiscal scorecard” and succeed at higher levels.
If you would like a copy of this Questionnaire, Just comment to this post with your email address or email me at
Here’s wishing you and your business a “clean bill of health.”

Published by Barry Owen

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love

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