The other night my three-year-old daughter was admitted to hospital with severe tummy pain.
When you are faced with fears for your child it puts things into perspective. My relief when she was discharged was immense. It turns out the toughest part of hospital for Flossie was leaving her new nurse friend!
Isn’t it so true that we can get so caught up in the day-to-day that we forget what’s really important?
It’s the same in business. We can get so caught up in the day-to-day operations that we forget what we’re really in it for.
Take time to get in the helicopter and to fly up for a 30,000-foot perspective.
Perhaps the ‘squeaky wheel’ isn’t all that important after all.
If Steve Jobs had been caught up in the weeds do you think we’d have the iPhone?”
In life, if you can’t win, change the rules.
There are two lessons that are relevant to life that have really struck me:
Siri wasn’t created by Apple.
How often are you getting out of the weeds to look at your business? Weekly? Monthly? Quarterly? Yearly?
I was spending time with a friend recently who has built a huge multi-national business. We were talking about life and business, and then we got on to health and he said something very interesting…
This week I attended Peter Diamandis’ technology event, Abundance 360.
As 2017 draws to a close, 2018 offers up unlimited opportunity for each of us.
When it comes to your business, what’s more important, revenue or profit?
I run a course called Board of Directors. Business owners join me for two days every three months and we go deep on their businesses, and their own personal psychology.