Quote for the Day
“Success is a few simple disciplines practiced every day while failure is simply a few errors of judgement repeated every day”
We are living in very strange times. Recently, we went from a respected member of the G7 to a Banana Republic and then, within days, started the long journey back, all in the space of a few weeks.
How do you avoid the noise, and Focus on what is critical to you and your businesses survival?
I read a book recently called Will It Make the Boat Go Faster? by Ben Hunt Davis, who is an Olympic rowing medal winner, and coach Harriet Beveridge.
Here are some ideas:
We are all heading somewhere, whether we like it or not, so create enthralling goals to achieve the kind of happy, successful life you want.
If you doubt your goal is possible, you are doomed to fail.
Daley Thompson used to say Christmas Day was the best day to train because no-one else was training, so you could get one over your opposition.
Motivation simply means keeping going in the right direction.
If you are too comfortable, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to change.
Daydream about achieving your goals – imagine it so vividly it feels real.
If you set a goal of doing something for just ten minutes, you will probably get further than if you set yourself a meaty target.
It is so easy to kid ourselves that we are powerless, and let our hopes and dreams slip from our grasp. Ask yourself: what is in my control and what can I do with it?
Your best chance of getting great results is to stop focusing on results and start focusing on processes that will get you great results, and success will take care of itself.
Get curious about the recipe – look carefully at what gets you one result rather than another.
Small, incremental changes made on a daily basis multiply into massive improvements to results.
What is your equivalent of making the boat go faster and how can you use these ideas to help you not only to survive but thrive?
I am doing a survey of my clients and contacts to find out the top issues they expect to be facing in 2023, so that I can tailor my focus accordingly.
From talking to you, I expect your lists to include the following:
- Supply Chain uncertainty and volatility
- Energy costs
- Inflation running at 10%
- Recruiting, retaining and motivating staff
- Costs of Brexit
Please email me your list or just confirm my draft list above.
Growth and Profit Club
Please note that my next free Growth and Profit Club workshop on Zoom will be at 16.30 on Wednesday, 30 November 2022, and the topic is “Value-Based Marketing”.
Also, hold the date in your diary for my first Growth and Profit Club workshop of 2023, which will be held online at 16.30 on Wednesday, 8 February 2023.
Membership of my Growth and Profit Club will allow you to access other business leaders’ experience, knowledge, and wisdom, and share your own, helping to develop the expertise and proficiency of everyone on the Zoom video call.
If you would like to discuss the challenges and opportunities for your business or would like to join my Growth and Profit Club, please contact me on email@example.com or phone 07860 813444.