I once asked somebody online why they were doing a particular thing in their business because I could not understand the logic or reason behind it.
The question was: “I noticed that you are doing “x”, why do you do it like that?” and the reply I got was: “Well that is how everybody else does it!”
The implication in the answer was that it must be correct because everybody else does it like that and everybody else can’t be wrong.
I am sorry but I really don’t follow that logic at all.
In business you really must think for yourself. I am not saying that you have to find new solutions for problems which have already been solved but doing things just because everybody else does them is not a good reason at all.
I think a really easy Plus 1 in your life is the question “Why?” We have spoken about this before but taking the time to question why you do a certain thing or why you do it in a certain way or why you don’t do a certain thing is a useful Plus 1 for your business.
This will allow you to eliminate useless ‘busy work’ from your schedule and ensure that what remains is both efficient and necessary for your online business.
Questioning yourself helps you clarify your thoughts, highlight weaknesses and come up with improvements. It is a very powerful Plus 1 indeed.