What Are You Not Doing?

When you see someone you haven’t seen for a while, how do you greet them? We often ask “how have you been doing?” We also start with “what have you been doing,” particularly of other business owners or co-workers.

We ask ourselves:

What am I going to do today?

What did I do yesterday that can come off my list?

It’s a great feeling to tick a task off a list.

What can I do next?

The doing makes us feel productive, so much so that any plan might be a good one, as long as there is “doing” happening.

We have our to do list and our plans and we march along the path we have set for ourselves. The focus is on what we decided to accomplish and how we intend to meet our targets. Other possibilities are no longer in our line of sight.

We don’t see the mountain to the right of us when we are staring at the trail (or the mountain lion either).

I was recently speaking with a client who was struggling. We spoke about what she had been doing, but the struggle really was a result of what she had not been doing.

There was a laundry list of actions she had been taking. However, a more essential list of steps exists. These are ideas outside of her awareness, that she may or may not have considered, but that were not part of her current plan.

Whether she was not aware, or was avoiding or procrastinating was not immediately important. She was not asking herself the question – what am I not doing that could make a greater impact?

Often our challenges are a result of what we are not doing. The actions we are taking are just not making it happen. If you are not seeing the results you want, reflect on what you are not doing that is crucial but difficult.

If you can’t see what you could be doing that would make a difference, get help from other people, books, or any resource that can offer tips and best practices and honestly examine whether you are excluding activities that are creating great results for others.

I’m not advising blindly copying what others do, or taking advice because it’s worked for someone else in your industry. However, you don’t know what you don’t know, so learn more and see if an action outside of your plan, and potentially out of your comfort zone, might make a significant difference.

A Simple Guide on How to Find Purpose in Business

Enterprise is a term that refers to basically beginning a business. A business person must have an unmistakable vision without restrictions and utilize that vision to fabricate something completely new, bringing whatever knowledge of the world is out there. The truth they need to make sets a whole new challenge, the truth that every opportunity gives rise to new ways of earning money. The vision must influence others.

How would you “discover” mission and vision deserving of your opportunity, vitality, and judgment? Wouldn’t you be able just to hold up to unearth an alluring open door?

In case you’re as of now attempting to find your entrepreneurial calling, your main goal, consider the procedure I’m explaining beneath. It’s basic and clear, however, requires devotion. I trust you’ll concur it merits investing at any rate as much energy in your “life look” as you would on a pursuit of employment, experts program, or another entrepreneurial preparing.

End is the Start

While deciding your basic purpose for existing, you have to comprehend what is most critical to you. Consider not only your present needs but rather what is probably going to stay imperative to you for the following 50 years. What do you think that your trust in business needs to change in this very world? Of course, it has to. What part would you be able to play in evolving it?

I frequently hear individuals say that they don’t know how to Start Something as long as they can remember, maybe from their childhood. However, that reaction is deficient and requires more investigation. The entrepreneurial reasoning depends on managing vulnerability and pushing ahead in spite of equivocalness. You might not have everything about out right now, but rather you ought to have a decent feeling of your esteems and standards and what makes your life worth living.

How to Do it, eh?

To enable you to decide your definitive objectives, begin by addressing everything. Converse with everybody you trust and respect, the individuals who you consider fruitful, and ask what they esteem most in life. Meet with individuals in their eighties and ask them what they love most about their lives. Discover what appeared to be vital en route, and what they observed to be imperative after a lifetime of hardworking and business success. Ask about their most noteworthy delights and failures. As you investigate their triumphs, disappointments, and recollections, you will discover the point of view for yourself. Read incredible abstract works and books on logic. Invest energy alone in a peaceful place. In case you’re religious, reconsider the essentials of your conviction framework. The thought here is to solicit a considerable measure from questions, inspect your suspicions, call your particular feigns, reflect, and question once more.

Why Do We Overlook The Simple Answer?

I could kick myself. I love to do Sudoku, particularly the jigsaw puzzles. To complete them, I have to look at each section from every possible perspective. It is always a joy when the missing numbers are right there, in front of my eyes.

The reason I could just kick myself is because my life would be so much easier and much less stressful if I only looked at every situation the same way. I would save myself so much wasted time and energy if I just realized that there is probably a simple answer.

Technological issues are the worst, because I always assume that the underlying causes are much too complex for me to determine. I offer a recent example as a case in point. I could no longer paginate any of my documents! Since I make my living creating documents that need tables of contents and, therefore, actual page numbers, I was beside myself.

So, I called in the computer cavalry. Over a period of three days, I spent a total of 8 hours on the phone with six different software technicians.

One technician had me delete my entire Microsoft Office 2016 software and reinstall it- three times!! (Since Microsoft Word 2016 is in a package, I couldn’t just reinstall Word). Each subsequent technician had me do more deletes and reinstalls. (What is it they say about getting the same result if you keep doing the same thing?) None of the reinstalls brought the page numbers back. What they did was mess with my Outlook so that I couldn’t access my mail, so now I had an additional problem.

One very sincere technician promised that he would try to recreate the problem and email me the answer. He was completely stumped.

And then I called a different computer call center and the technician saw the cause immediately. She noticed that I had the focus for my documents set at 197%! (I zoom in when my eyes are tired). She predicted that if I brought the focus back to 100%, I would see that the page numbers were actually there- and had been all the time. She was absolutely right, bless her heart.

There is something about technology that scares me to pieces. I automatically assume that, if there is a problem, it must be very complicated- and I get all rattled. As is obvious from this most recent snafu, I don’t look at the problem, expect that there is a simple answer, and then look for it. Neither did the other technicians, who were so primed to handle complex issues that they didn’t even consider looking for the most logical explanation.

It’s possible that I can find simple answers to some of my computer problems if I just stay calm and trust myself. That’s not to say that there won’t be computer issues that will be beyond my ken. But I don’t have to automatically jump to the conclusion that I need someone else to figure out how to fix them.