I had a great discussion with an EOS(Entrepreneur Operating Systems) consultant last week. We’re creating a webinar together and there is something I can’t get off my mind as we discussed the issues our clients were up against.
This thought…is killing your growth
“I don’t have time” and another sneaky kissing cousin to that thought, “I don’t have enough money to do that”.
My friend, if you are absolutely eye balls deep in serving clients and not able to stop and take a breath, you don’t have time to NOT stop and assess. And not to invest in what your company needs.
But where to start?
When the visionary, founder owner isn’t taking deliberate time out to think ABOUT their business, they are stalling their own growth.
It could be the reason that you might be feeling overwhelmed and stressed out.
You know you want time to Work ON your business
Block out 30 minutes on your calendar labeled Solve/Create.
Get your shoes on, get out in the fresh air and walk.
Ask your mind one open ended question.
It can be a specific problem.
It can be brainstorming on new ventures, ideas.
Record what comes to you in Voice Record or on a notepad when you return.
The answers can come quickly or in pieces over time.
This is putting the brain to work solving and creating.
Why invest your time this way?
It’s invigorating AND…….
You were created for more than just responding to your business. You are the leader and visionary of your business. THIS activity is training your brain to be the most important asset in your business.
What does my business need now?
How can I fix this?
What do they need? (customers/employees)
What is great about this problem?
What do I want my business to look like a year from now?
What investments in time/money would really pay off right now?
Is there another way to think about this?