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30 Minutes with Workroom Tech: Episode 55 / Roadblocks

On this episode of The Sew Much More Podcast, 30 Minutes with Workroom Tech, Ceil DiGuglielmo and Susan Woodcock talk about roadblocks.


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Episode 55 / Roadblocks



What are the roadblocks to your success?


Emotional roadblocks:

Lack of confidence

Fear of failure

Perfectionism

Not feeling motivated


What are your workroom management roadblocks:


Delays and backorders

Over-promising

Lead times

Not following (or not having) policies and procedures

Change-orders

Wearing too many hats

Lack of education

Difficult customers


Questions to think about…


Can you bypass the roadblock? Plan a different route or detour?

Be flexible and able to improvise.

Thinking on your feet.

Find new routes to success.


Is the roadblock an opportunity in disguise?

Don’t have the skills? – find help!

Use the roadblock to break away from a difficult customer

Build relationship with a new supplier.

License check? Get your business credentials in order.


How can you prevent roadblocks?

Pre-plan by checking inventory and ordering what you need ahead of time.

Manage projects better.

Be generous with turn-around times.

Under promise and over deliver.


What if the road is blocked because there is hazard ahead?

It might be for your own good! Roadblocks can protect you from a bad situation.

Eliminate the hazard before you can remove the roadblock.

There might be a roadblock because you need professional help. Seek out professional partners to assist you in your business and personal life.

There might be a roadblock because you are not prepared to enter "Death Valley"! Are you prepared and stocked to travel the road ahead?


What are your roadblocks? We would love to hear from you!




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