Taking time to think about our
business is absolutely essential, especially when things get very hectic. It is important to make time to reflect and contemplate
with an open mind the possibilities and opportunities you have. And to take time to make effective decisions
or solve challenges we face.
This is easy to say but difficult to do unless you make a positive decision to actually do it!
We already acknowledge that we need to meet with staff, suppliers and customers on a regular basis to maintain the prosperity of our business. We also acknowledge that we must book into our diary regular times each month or week to ensure we keep the right personal perspective on running our business.
Over the years I have worked with coaches and consultants and I've found their input invaluable. But still I have found that as well as having an outside objective from advisors and facilitators, it is still essential to consider all the ideas and suggestions on one’s own in order to make effective decisions.
Taking time to look into yourself adds the emotional factor to your apparently rational decisions. We think all of our decisions are based on facts and rationality but in fact ultimately our emotions will have an effect too. An element of free thinking, unfettered by the norms of business or the preconceptions of outsiders, will give you as a business owner a more personal satisfaction and meet your inner needs more fully. This helps to ensure your business delivers on more than a financial level, because, as we know, our enthusiasm for our business can only be maintained if we feel that we’ve done something rewarding AND valuable at the end of each day.
Good luck with this and do let me know how you get on!
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