In my experience, our choices and decisions lie between 2 extremes: A butterfly that causes a hurricane and a butterfly in a hurricane. The first is about taking action no matter how small or insignificant, then let the action do its part. The other is about pure chance, no matter your actions. But I believe life rarely, if ever, puts us at the extremes. We always seem to have the opportunity to act and exert some influence even on what seems a hapless situation.
I walk into your business, work with you and your team hands-on, and then hand you over a humming business where you choose EXACTLY how, where and when you get involved (if at all).
Welcome to a gold mine of insights into strategies for how you can run your business with less effort and more flow. If you are like my clients, you are a very ambitious and hardworking business owner. You managed, against all odds, to build a business that you are proud of.
But the demand on your time is forever increasing. Customers want to deal with you directly (since you know your stuff best). Employees are not as engaged as you hoped when you hired them. More customers are complaining that the quality of your product or service is not at its best, and certainly is not what it used to be. You have no hesitation to hire more people to help you deal with all this and more, but yet the more you hire the busier and more stressful your business is becoming.
It may seem illusive or even impossible to maintain the same momentum in your business, while you also want to enjoy life and all that it has to offer you.
If you don't read, you can still learn from one life experience. But if you read, you learn from a thousand. Excerpts in Peek Corner are not summaries of the books they come from. They are simply snapshots to wet your appetite for more. I highly recommend every book in Peek Corner. ... more
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