The day-to-day of running your business can be fast paced, varied and fun. But, it is also a constant and chaotic struggle, a juggling of disparate issues that need attention and decisions to be made at a moment’s notice. There are employees who need direction, tensions that threaten to erupt into personal conflicts, the bank that keeps calling about refinancing the loan, and an endless stream of prioritizations that need to be right….not to mention the strain of commitments related to your personal life!
How can entrepreneurs to make order of this chaos? Start with answering a few key questions when it comes to prioritizing and focusing….
1. When making a decision, does solving this issue contribute directly to the bottom line?
2. Does this make my customers better off? Does it make me better off?
3. Does it strengthen my capabilities?
4. Is this for me, or for someone else?