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.
Change isn’t that hard.
Our lives are filled with paths that we have seduced ourselves into believing are impossible for us to take.
A while ago I encouraged my daughter Zara not to listen to a friend who wanted her to do something that she didn’t feel good about.
When we focus on a past that we don’t like, we are living in a state where we are hoping an imaginary future will heal a non-existent past.
Recently I was in a situation that wasn’t what I wanted, but there wasn’t anything I could do to change it.
Is it to never stop believing?
If you fill up every area of your life with little regard for the quality of what you’re filling it with, there’s not much room left.
“Fortune favours the bold.”
“Look before you leap.”
So, which one is it???
We all make them.