I have observed that there has been a lot of wishing, praying and hoping going on today and a lot less of planning, doing and being. In other words, a vast number want to accomplish, or, do something, but take absolutely no ‘action’ to make it a reality.
There has been a lot written in the past about this without giving some clear direction as to what one can do in order to make taking ‘action’ easier.
“Why are you working ‘in’ your business?” A puzzled look is all I got back. I sat in their office in silence awaiting an answer. My client finally stated: “Not sure what you mean. Am I not supposed to grow my business?” “Absolutely!” was my immediate response. “So, why are you not working ‘on’ your business?” Again, the puzzled look.
Business growth, including entrepreneurs, happens in many different ways, and the trick is to figure what the best route is for that business.
What is the magical formula of success? The answer to that ever challenging question is that there are actually many different formulas that can lead to success. One of the realizations that all business people have to come to grips with is that there are many S.Y.S.T.E.M.S (Save Yourself Stress, Time, Energy and Money Strategies) that you have to set up in order to achieve the level of success that you may be looking for.
“You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.” ~ David Allen. Why then, are so many people in business hesitant to delegate? I have asked this question to countless individuals and the amazing realization is that the answers are virtually alike. There are many reasons given.
One of my idols, Vince Lombardi, was fond of saying: “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” However, another one of his famous quotes was: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” Therefore, it is obvious that Lombardi himself is not perfect in that he states how to become perfect on one quote and then contradicts himself on another quote in that the closest you can get to perfection is actually, ‘excellence’.
“That will never work!” said a member of my new program, The Action Suite, emphatically a couple of weeks ago. “Why?” was my only question. He came up with a merriet of excuses. When he was finished, I simply asked: “What if it does work?” This time he came up with some very positive outcomes to his business, but quickly dismissed them by saying: “But it will never work.” The discussion came to an abrupt end when I stated: “Then prove me wrong.”