Good intentions. We all have them.
Why is it so hard to turn intentions into action? Well, it's the difference between knowing and doing. Ask any business owner to tell you what they need to DO to grow their business and most can rattle off a long list of things. Then ask them why they don't do those things and you will probably get a deer in the headlights blank stare.
The reason this phenomena happens is because there's an action gap we face when trying to grow our business. This action gap is the difference between knowing and doing and it is the biggest gap a business owner can face.
Here are a few common intentions I hear over and over again from my business clients (and admittedly, sometimes even hear myself saying. Hey, we're all human after all!):
Here's what I know...Without actions behind the intentions, days pass with zero results. Why is that?
We are creatures of habit. Habits form with repeated actions over time. I'll bet you've formed some new habits during quarantine. They are a gradual process. Now the shocking news. Some habits we have just don't serve us.
Let me explain. There's a story that goes like this. Put a frog in boiling water (no frogs were hurt in this example) and he will immediately jump out. But, if you put the same frog in cool water and turn the heat up slowly, he won't move. The frog will just sit there until frog legs are served for dinner. Isn't that interesting?
It's easy to tell when there is a big habit that doesn't serve us, but how many of us have woken up one day to see a brand new habit staring you back in the face, seemingly out of nowhere? We all have. The key is focusing our awareness on the little things we do daily and determining if they actually serve our higher good.
Let me leave you with five steps you can use right away so you can consciously build good, strong business habits to keep you out of hot water:
All success starts from within. It's all about who you are willing to become.
TOUGH COACHING MOMENT: If YOU didn't need to change, wouldn't you already have the business you want?
Only with action will you be able to move past the difference between knowing and doing.
I look forward to your business growth!
Your Friend on the Journey,
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