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Stefan Kazakis on 29 August 2020

The Ten Dreamflow Commandments

It’s crazy times at the moment, but rest assured they can’t last forever.   

We’ve been sharing a whole heap of advice to get us all through these difficult times. And I’m so proud how every client in our community is coping.   

We’ve recently held planning sessions with our clients – and it’s been brilliant to see the tenacity and forward thinking by everybody.   

Given this is the last week of mindset month  I thought it was the perfect timing to share with you the Ten Commandments. No, not those ten commandments.   

This is the ten dream flow commandments.  

Every business owner should follow these commandments. And if you do, these difficult times become much easier to deal with.  

So without further ado…   

1. Thou shalt be persistent   

You have to be proactive. You have to. You can’t sit back in your office and wait for the clients to come knocking, because they won’t. You have to go out and find them and then do whatever it takes to get them through your door. You must go slow to go fast, be committed and proceed with confidence and clarity. Stay on track and stick to your plan.  

2. Thou shalt be resilient.  

We all know business can be tough. Are you going to let problems get in your way and keep you from your dreams? Or are you going to do what it takes to get yourself back on track?  

3. Thou shalt have tenacity.  

I can coach all the other commandments but this is your responsibility. I can’t coach this. You have to be tenacious about 1% improvements every day. It is your hand on that dial. Personal best is the game.  

4. Thou shalt proceed with velocity 

Get it done today. Get it done right now. Don’t leave what needs to be done today until tomorrow.  

5. Thou shalt have momentum  

IF you can make five phone calls today, what would it look like if you made 20? Or 100? 

6. Thou shalt have synergy.   

You need to have synergy with everybody you deal with; your staff, your clients, your suppliers. From top to bottom everybody in your organisation needs to be on the same page and moving in the same direction.  

7. Thou shalt study the scoreboard  

By now you are well aware that your finances are the scoreboard for your business. And if you don’t understand the scoreboard, how do you know if you are winning or losing? You might be behind by 10 points or ahead by 50, but you won’t know.   

8. Thou shalt practice brutal truth 

You can’t be lazy and rich. It just can’t be done. You have to make a real and honest commitment to look at yourself and your business and see what needs to be done, and then do it.  

9. Thou shalt practice congruency.  

What you say and what you do are totally aligned. Your dreams should always be congruent with your current casfhlow and profitflow. Don’t plan for the Porsche until the required profitflow is showing up. Don’t plan that trip to Disneyland until you have enough reliable profitflow. 

10. Thou shalt be humble yet assertive  

No doubt you are good at what you do but you don’t know everything. Being humble yet assertive means that you take the time to listen and learn from others, but when the time comes to make a decision about your business you do so with some clarity and confidence. Nobody knows your business like you do; it’s your responsibility to lead it in the right direction, nobody else’s.   

The Ten Dreamflow Commandments will ensure you and your business keep moving in the right direction. Adopt them. Live by them. And if you fall short against any of the commandments, take action to rectify that.    

If you can’t create the activity required to generate work, you won’t get to cashflow and you won’t get to dreamflow 

These are commandments to learn…  

They will bring peace and sleep at night factor.  

Live by them.  

Power to you!  

Stefan Kazakis 

CEO, Business Benchmark Group

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