As we get bogged down in our day-to-day business lives, we lose sight of the basics which make successful businesses flourish. Take a few minutes to review these 40 common sense guidelines, then work diligently to integrate these rules into your approach to running your business.

1.As the owner of the business I will only focus on the things that I do uniquely well that drive profit to my company and delegate everything else.

2.I will always say please and thank you.

3.I will always show up to all meetings on time.

4.I will always finish what I start.

5. will always do what I say I am going to do.

6.Our customers will be provided with a unique experience that they will not find with our competitors.

7.Our appearance and performance will exude professionalism.

8.I will not be afraid to start from scratch.

9.We might not always be perfect, but we will always be good.

10.At times I will forget common sense and use my imagination.

11.I understand that the internet is merely an aid; people still want to talk to people.

12.I will strive to be more personal.

13.I will simplify things.

14.I will be successful if I can create value for my customers.

15.I will be kind, humble and honest.

16.Anything that I share with my employees needs to be shared with complete honesty or not at all.

17.I will be reasonable at all times.

18.I will not compromise out standards.

19.I will handle all situations calmly.

20.I will strive to make our future greater than out past,

21.I will not waste energy by getting angry

22.I will forget about commodity and focus on relationships

23.I will forget about our losses and focus on our opportunities.

24.I will not think about the future, I will focus on today.

25.I will forget who I was and focus on who I can be.

26.I will forget about what is missing in my business and focus on what is available.

27.I will maintain dignity and grace under pressure.

28.I will always be proactive and not reactive.

29.I will not be afraid to break out of my comfort zone.

30.I will never forget that word-of-mouth is the best advertising.

31.I will only plan around what I can predict.

32.I will be on my customers agenda instead of always being on mine.

33.I will strive to make my customers fell that they are part of a unique community.

34.I will always remember that I have competition.

35.I will try to simplify the lives of my employees and my customers.

36.I will have plans and deadlines for all of my goals.

37.I will forget about the event and focus on the response.

38.I will not be mean, petty or rude.

39.I will look at what everyone else is doing and see something different.

40.I will never wait, I will act.

We cannot change the world. We cannot change the economy. We can only change ourselves. Adopt and live these rules and you will see your business and personal lives thrive.

Irving R. Katz, President of Katz Financial LLC, is a Family Business Coach. Irving specializes working with Business Owners who are looking for solutions to growing and maintaining their businesses so that it remains and sustains the family. He is an expert in Retirement Planning, Wealth Creation, Wealth Retention, The Blueprints For Tomorrow ProgramTM, and Estate planning for his Business Owner clients. Find out more about Irving by visiting http://familybusinesssecrets.com/