I spent last week in Florida. The weather was mostly sunny with a couple of beautiful beach days. I stayed with a friend whose neighborhood is inland a few miles. There are beautiful older trees and lots of tropical plants, but you'd never know it was the end of October looking at the foliage.
My return flight arrived after dark, so this morning I was awestruck by the progress of the fall trees. Gorgeous red and orange leaves shown like fire in the morning sun. And thanks to recent storms, the denuding of many trees was well underway.
As I processed my wonderment at the difference in one week, I realized that the stark contrast between my view last week and this morning was a gift. Had I spent last week at home, I would likely not have been as observant. Today, I appreciated the beautiful fall more because my perspective was fresh.
Similarly, working every day in your business creates tunnel vision that limits your ability to see your situation with freshness.
You are not alone. Nearly every owner I know is working harder than ever before and struggling to find relief. Unfortunately, working harder isn't the answer. What you need is to get every area of your business working more effectively for you. Realigning job duties, streamlining processes, and automating operations bring sustainable relief. But let's be honest, it is hard to see the answers when you are stuck in the trenches.
Here are two tips for getting the fresh perspective you are missing.
ONE. Use the holidays to disconnect so you can come back with fresh eyes. You may not have the freedom to take a break right now, but the holiday seasons are approaching fast, and you can use that time to your advantage.
TWO. You can replicate my startling change of scenery by inviting an outside perspective. This choice illuminates the highest pay-off opportunities quickly. And, as an early holiday gift to you, use this link to schedule your complimentary consultation with me. [My rates increased Nov. 1st, but this is your opportunity to purchase at my prior rates.]
You have two months remaining to achieve every goal you've set for the year. You may be basking in your success and banking the abundance, or you may be pushing with all you have to end the year on target. Either way,