Imagine if you spent one entire working day sitting on our social networks listening to everyone’s opinions, statements, and recommendations.
In one day, you could come up with the best business model in the world.
That is, it would be the best in theory but not necessarily the best for your business.
I like many others I know have a pile of books we’ve been meaning to read higher than we would like. It’s a physical sign that the practicalities of business tend to overshadow the time we would like to apportion to quietly reading undistracted. Maybe it’s also a sign that we spend more time reading online and don’t really place priority on the benefits of reading in this way as much as we should.
You see, all of us already know what we need to do to succeed in life and yet, we spend our cash and our time in search of an idea or theory that happens to be made for us. As a result, the book pile gets higher, we continue to absorb millions of bits of information each day, and we still are no better for it.
You already have the answers you need to start creating the perfect fit for you. With the ideas of those you work with combined with what you already know, you’ll have the right answers for your business that you can collectively progress with.
Imagine if you spent one entire working day sitting with your staff, customers, and suppliers listening to everyone’s opinions, statements, and recommendations.
In one day, you could come up with the best business model for you with answers generated by those around you who will personally want your plan to succeed.
This could be your Cinderella Moment where you can combine everything you know in a plan that could secure your future.
That plan could periodically be reviewed and injected with renewed energy gleaned from new ideas you might find within your human and digital networks. This is important to remember even for those who have plans but know it needs to step up a gear to remain the spinal cord to their operational backbone.
There isn’t a client we work with that doesn’t go through the listening phase we describe above because not only does it save money, it builds a plan that is the right fit for the people, processes, and products or services that exist within that business. In a short space of time we’re able to take our stabilisers off as the plan is adopted within the business to allow for self-sufficiency.
Go back to placing a priority on thinking time and follow it up by bringing others together to help make the resulting ideas have the desired effect.
It’s one of the best ways to come up with remarkable ideas of your own that re-affirm your purpose and not become a copy of somebody else.