“I don’t have the time”
We all have the same 24 hours a day; it’s how we use that time. Have you tried planning out each week with 90-minute slots dedicated to specific activities?
“I can’t do that”
Nobody is superhuman, but we can all seek to learn. We all have access to books, courses, technology, colleagues, networking groups, Masterminds, go-to-experts, mentors etc. that we can invest time and money into. Or you buy that skill in because you cannot be the owner, MD, HR officer, accountant, and marketing dept 24/7.
“I’ve had bad luck”
I don’t believe there is such a thing as bad luck in business. Many people ‘hope’ things work out, but we all know hope isn’t a strategy. And, yes, everyone makes mistakes, but it’s how we learn from them that’s important.
“My industry is different”
It’s our experience from working across 65+ industries, that it doesn’t matter what industry you’re in. If you’ve established the right environment with the appropriate structure and team, you have a clear vision with a defined path to reach that, and have alerts in place, then you’re set-up regardless of who you are and what you offer.
“I don’t have the energy”
Business is hard enough, but if you no longer love what you do then it’s a thousand times harder. If you’ve lost your mojo, you MUST take some time out to remember why you set-up in the first place; why you left that ‘safe’ job to take that big exciting step to do it better and with you in control.
This week, think about the last time you said:
“But I don’t have…”
“I can’t ….”
“My business is different though”
and how could you have answered this with a growth mindset?
The Scalability Coach | Britain’s Top 10 Adviser 2018 | Author of #1 bestseller I don’t work Fridays | Ex-CEO of a PLC