How often are you getting out of the weeds to look at your business? Weekly? Monthly? Quarterly? Yearly?
The reality is that for most business owners, the answer is never.
There are two types of ways the brain can think; operationally and strategically. The brain doesn’t do both together well.
When your brain is in operations mode, it is tending the plants and in the weeds, it’s looking to nourish the plants and to pull those weeds out to make a beautiful garden.
When your brain is in strategic mode it might notice that the garden is in a toxic waste dump and nothing is ever going to grow well there.
It’s important to get out of the garden on a semi-regular basis.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.