If you are an entrepreneur, you’re probably as busy as you can imagine ever being. Even when work seems like all you can do, all you want to do, and all you will ever do (I know the feeling), I want to encourage you to pause. And reflect. And to reflect, ask yourself these questions:
- What is working right now?How can you leverage that/do more of that/have more done within your company?
- What’s not working right now? Should you take a different approach? Give that up altogether?
Brian Tracy talks about “Zero Based Thinking.” In a nutshell, ask yourself:
“With what I know today about past situations like this one and the way that I dealt with them, would I want to do the same thing again this time?”
- If the answer is yes, then the proper course of action is to continue the tried-and-true procedure relevant to the situation in an attempt to achieve the desired outcome.
- If the answer is no, then exit it as soon as possible.
It’s amazing how asking good questions can help you make the most of your amazingly busy schedule.