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Stefan Kazakis on 12 August 2017

When an opportunity moves from the head to the heart you will move forward.  When you fully own and take responsibility for what you are doing, and when you are totally committed, good things start to happen.  

For the next few weeks we are going to focus on the theme of grit and resilience and what is needed to push through.

Why do some business owners consistently outperform their competitors?  Why do some people become champions while others fall short?  What skills do you need to improve to reach your highest potential?

To begin with, this all starts with YOU!  

This is an exercise I love to do with my clients. Have a think about this: if you hired a new CEO or GM, what would you expect this person to deliver in accordance with the size of the market you are in?

What would success look like? What growth would you expect? What level of productivity? What percentage or number of clients would you expect over the next year, two years, five years? Be specific. Think about it and write down some numbers.

Now, here’s the kicker: what goals do you have for yourself?

Are they the same? If not, why not?

If you’re running the business, why don’t you have these high expectations of yourself? Why do you think somebody else could do better than you can?

If your goals for the imaginary CEO were bigger than your goals for yourself, you have a problem. In fact, you are the problem!

Until your goals and expectations of yourself are much bigger you will get in the way. You won’t allow other resources, people or structures to come into your business to allow it to reach its full potential, and you won’t be able to push the people you do have to achieve their personal best.

This exercise is about honest self-assessment, about looking at your business without emotion. Brutal truth, remember? If you’re not doing what you would expect somebody else to do in your shoes, why not?

M500 September

September sees the return of our M500 events with the invitation for our next event due to be released early next week.  These events have become very popular so register immediately, you won't want to miss this one

Power to you this week!

Stefan

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