Friday, February 10, 2012

What's Your Anesthetic?

A very talented entrepreneur I saw recently said, "Business owners all have some pain -- some more than others". I knew that. What he said next was surprising. "Most of them don't have antibiotics -- they have an anesthetic." What's your anesthetic? Here are some favorites:
  • Try not to think about it -- Keeping yourself "heads-down" working in the business will keep the real pain off your mind
  • Distract yourself with something else -- usually something mundane or routine 
  • Blame someone or something
  • Make excuses
  • Compromise your own goals -- just settle for less
Sooner or later the pain comes back. Then you need an antibiotic. Something like:
  • A different perspective
  • A different strategy - stop doing the same things that haven't worked so far
  • A different person working on the problem
Where's the best place to get antibiotics for what ails a business owner? From other business owners. They know where it hurts. They know how it hurts. They know what they did to eradicate their own pain, and they'll share it with you. All you have to do is pull your head up out of the day-to-day grind and put yourself in a situation where others can help you.

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Terry Weaver

Chief Executive Boards International
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