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.
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.
In summer I walked up to the Rob Roy Glacier near Wanaka.
There are two ways to find the limit.
When I was skiing professionally, I knew that standing on the edge of a cliff for longer didn’t make it any safer to drop.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.