It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day of being busy and to forget about what is really important. A statement like this is obvious when it comes to our personal life. But have you given it much thought when it comes to your business life.
The problem for many business owners is that they run before they can walk and then try to accelerate before they can run. By not developing mastery through the developmental process the end result is a sense of confusion and being overwhelmed by the day to day. The business owner gets stuck working in their business and not working on their business. In this state the majority of the time, energy and money resources that the business has to work with are spent dealing with internal issues and cannot be directed to capitalizing on new opportunities. As a result the business either stagnates and never gets to the point of acceleration or accelerates for a brief period before it flames out.
There is only one way to break the pattern of being consumed by the day-to-day of your business; just STOP! Get some perspective and determine what is the core focus of what you do and who you do it for. Then analyze what you have mastered already and where you need to get back to basics and improve. If you are doing activities, selling products or engaging customers/clients that are causing you to do distracting things and do not move you towards your strategic end point, then make some tough decisions. If needed, reorganize your human resources to ensure that you and your employees have the mental and time space to do an amazing job at what you do. You should now find that more and more of the resources of your business are being focused on external opportunities.
Now the path should be clear. Count down from 10 and get ready to ACCELERATE!