Please share some of your secrets, because (as I'm sure you've noticed) this can be a huge challenge!
1) Here is an exercise that I sometimes have people consider when I speak with audiences of potential entrepreneurs. This can also be adapted for audiences comprised of existing business owners as well. Simply, step back from the busyness of your current activities and allow yourself for a few moments to focus on your business from the perspective of planning to set it up. Of course, this is easier to do if you haven't actually started the business! However, for those who are already up and running, use your imagination to take you back to that point in time just prior to starting the business.
Now, think of your business as being a 'blank canvas' onto which you have the opportunity to paint a picture, any picture of your choice. Ask yourself the following questions: "What picture will you paint on that canvas? What is the image that will be portrayed to the outside world? What impression will others have of your business, and by extension, of you, its owner? What picture they will see?"
2) Related to this, I recently spoke with John Kuypers, author of the newly published, Who’s the Driver Anyway? Making the Shift To A Collaborative Team Culture. John is a collaborative leadership and productivity expert, and he kindly sent me a wealth of information. (Thanks John)
What you see below is a portion of John Kuyper's article called,
How to Shift the Sales Culture in Your Company