5 ways you know you have a flourishing business

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Published: 9 Sep 2019

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Business/Leadership
  1. You are always looking for a better way to do things. Constantly ready to learn new things about your specialist area, and put in the effort required to be on top of your game. For 8 years now, the first 30 minutes of every single day for me is either reading or looking on the internet for the latest findings, theories and research on communication and body language.
  2. You use your strengths and superpowers first, or most and avoid your weaknesses wherever possible. This is logical. Outsource the parts you are not good at, don’t enjoy, or are not on your highest values list. Mine is admin, so I’m perfectly happy to pay other people who are great at it to do it for me. Same with marketing events – I just want to turn up and dazzle people, not figure out how to get them there. I’m not on Facebook, I don’t need to be. Ask yourself every day if you are doing the very best you can with your natural talents and skills.
  3. Decisiveness is easy for you. It’s the ability to switch off the thinking about something, and stop procrastinating. Sometimes you just have to do it. Decision is the conclusion of an issue, something that has been settled, or a result produced…..and that always feels great doesn’t it?
  4. You are intentional with your time. You understand completely that it is your most precious resource that you can never get back. You are intentional, say what you mean, don’t leave things unsaid, don’t do things you don’t want to do. You work smartly, deeply, and with humility, with no need to validate your ‘busyness’ or look busy. You are the person actually doing it, getting incredible results and changing the world, whilst everyone else is telling everyone they are doing it.
  5. You create ‘white space’. You understand that work is not the be all and end all of life. You make your diary work around you, not the other way around. You create and protect your white space, and use it for sustaining exceptional personal relationships, self-love, or relaxation. You got the memo that you work to live, not live to work.

 

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