It’s Monday morning and your week is jam-packed. You have a list 10 miles long of what you hope to accomplish.
You’re excited to get started on that list. Then, suddenly …BAM!
It happens! Your day gets sidetracked.
You are inundated by emails, voicemails, telephone calls, emergencies, and technical glitches! Before you know it, it’s the end of the day and you have accomplished absolutely nothing on your list.
It’s not uncommon. You get stopped. In fact, the top complaints I hear again and again from business owners is getting more done, staying focused, and fighting against the distractions.
How do you become unstoppable?
Being unstoppable doesn’t mean moving at warp speed. It often requires you being clear on your path and aligning your environment.
One of the major disconnects in creating unstoppable momentum for many small business owners is that they are trying to be everything to everyone. They often see other businesses with a wide range of clients and figure that’s how they grow their business.
What they haven’t seen is that these successful businesses focused on a particular market or preferred client. They serve that client well and then grow into other markets.
As for building an aligned environment, one of the first things my clients learn about is how they are naturally hardwired. Your wiring tells you the environment in which you (and your team) best thrive.
Knowing your most productive environment, how you create ideas, and how you stay engaged in decision making enables you to create a winning business model. Most importantly, it also helps you to create a team that is aligned with their ideal work environment.
We all have a human wiring pattern and some traits are more dominant than others. Your wiring has a real impact on your success in business.
Wiring tells us how people are best engaged in decision making, why some people want lots of information to make an effective decision, and others want the critical points of information.
None of this is good or bad, or right or wrong, it just is. When we objectively define these traits and understand how they are strengths, and build on those strengths as well as understand where there are limitations, and coach to minimize them, we can maximize the differences that every person brings by their unique wiring pattern to each organization.
For example, if you are naturally wired with a high degree of certainty, you like or need a high degree of information especially with something that is new to you. You are conscientious, thorough, and careful that whatever you are responsible for is done right.
While this hardwiring trait can be a strength – because it drives you to produce work of great quality – it can also be a limitation if not managed.
As many of my Excellerate Success Institute clients who are wired this way have learned, you can best leverage your wiring when you have an opportunity to complete the work in its entirety with a high degree of precision.
You often develop a particular skill or knowledge and expertise in a specialized field. People will seek you out because of it.
However, if you are in a position where you don’t see things through to completion (which you innately need), you may be de-energized or spending a lot of time trying to get that need met by following up with others so closely that they feel like you’re micromanaging them.
Building an aligned environment is more than determining the products and services you will offer. It often depends on how you and your team execute that model.
When you create awareness around the distinction of your own (and your team’s) hardwiring and use tools to manage it, you create environments with effective leadership, open communication, and productive work environments helping you to increase your profitability.