Because if you keep doing the same thing, you’ll get the same result!
Everyone knows the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. However, knowing the definition alone is not enough.
For over a decade now, a book that has remained close to our hearts is the runaway international best seller FISH! A Remarkable Way To Boost Morale And Improve Results by Professor Stephen Lundin. In fact, this was the program that our team worked through while we were taking our first three-month vacation.
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When working with your partner, there’s too often the assumption that one of you will automatically take on the leadership and/or management role while the other follows. Usually, the presumed leader tends to be the stronger or more dominant personality type. He or she often becomes the face of the business, while the other is the behind-the-scenes or backroom person.
Taking the time to have the honest, and open conversations with your life partner about what’s important, is the first step toward building true alignment. This alignment will then become the foundation for your relationship and your business.
Most entrepreneurs consider their threats to be externally driven. However, we want to discuss how your biggest threat is far closer than you might think. And, we don’t mean your competition, your team, your clients, nor your family and friends. Have you ever slowed down to consider this: you yourself are your biggest threat; you yourself get in your own way?
I love the quote by Albert Einstein: “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Opportunities are everywhere—for you and your business. However, do you have a mindset that allows you to recognize them? Are you currently making them happen or waiting for them to happen—to you?
As business owners, we know you know what your weaknesses are. However, knowing them and doing something about them can be two very different things. When I ask my clients to tell me what their weaknesses are, I typically get the response, "How long have you got?" or something like this, "How many would you like me to give you?"