Sound like a silly question, especially in light of our current challenges with higher inflation, rising interest rates, and many hurdles you are facing in your business today? I don’t believe so. Despite these items that are impacting us all, this could, in fact, be the best time to stop, take a deep breath and consider everything that is happening. Most important, what course of action should we take to counter these current challenges?
In a recent Inc. magazine article by Marcel Schwantes, Steve Jobs was quoted as stating that “Living Your Best Life Really Comes Down to 3 Words.” And, what are they? “Follow. Your. Heart.” Sounds like great advice, but let’s consider why. The best reason is that if you don’t follow your heart, you will be placed on someone else’s agenda.
As Jobs pointed out, we all have limited time on earth. He added, “Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Most people seem to know what they don’t want in life, but it’s far more important that we identify what you do want. If I asked you this question, could you clearly define it for me? This is significant, because if we delineate what you do want, then we can define the potential obstacles to achieving this, start to identify potential solutions, and lay out a definite game plan for moving closer to your goal!
Former President Donald J. Trump stated, “Brilliant business operators take problems and turn them into gold.” How do they accomplish this? By overcoming obstacles and then providing solutions. President Teddy Roosevelt added that, “Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining!”
With that in mind, let’s face our challenges by taking several steps: 1.) Decide what you want to see. 2.) Define it clearly in your mind. 3.) List all the potential obstacles to your success. 4.) Outline the possible solutions to these challenges.
Can I assist you with this same process? If so, please contact me.
Let’s take your business to the Next Level!