Time to move on

If you realise you’re making a mistake or you know you should withdraw but you’ve invested so much time or money in it, well this is a blunder, right? And we know it.

The bill came in from the VW Garage and boy, was it painful, including last year: I must have spent almost £2,500 on the car. She’s 9 this summer, done over 100,000 miles on the clock but because I’ve spent so much money on her in the last 12 months, I’m reticent to trade it in for a newer model.

But that’s my mistake as I’m emotionally and monetarily involved.

Google has officially announced this week that it’s pulling Google Glass, it’s futuristic, internet connected spectacles which came out in the summer of 2013. The product was so embarrassing they named wearers Glassholes due to their ability to secretly film the public.

No one liked them; they were a solution in search of a non-existent problem.

For us:

  • Are we hanging onto sales methodologies that are so old but we’ve invested so much time and energy into them, besides, it’s the way we’ve always done it round here.
  • Is our training no longer fit for purpose but we’ve invested time and money into a state of the art training facility and now everyone wants online learning?
  • Do you have a Learning Management System that no one wants to use? Time to ditch and move on.
  • Is your Customer Relationship Management software (CRM) just not working and no salesperson wants to play ball with it. Time to change
  • Do we have products and service s that are solutions in search on a non-existent problem. Who ever wanted PPI in the first place and were endowment plans ever a good idea? And what about whole of life assurance, what’s that all about?

Are we so emotionally involved we keep putting off change? We’re all guilty of this just look at my 2006 Mark 5 Golf tdi. Should it stay or should it go?