By Wendy Hearn
Growing your business means doing more and more, and
working harder and harder, doesn't it? Well, certainly
the "doing" and the "taking actions" are critical
elements. Without action being taken, your business
will get nowhere fast. There are also times when you
need to stop taking action, sit back and do nothing.
I was reminded again of the need to do this recently.
Having had a great holiday and lots of time off from my
business, I was feeling very relaxed and raring to go.
However, on this particular day I felt the need to do
even less. To do less was going against my logical
thoughts of "You've taken enough time off, it's back to
business now", "It would be lazy to do nothing in
particular today" and "Just get on with it". These
logical thoughts battled for a while with the feeling
that I just need to do very little at the moment.
Although the logical thoughts were winning, there was a
tiny voice saying 'Trust yourself'. Eventually I gave
into this voice and found myself lying on the sofa
listening to some light background music. At first I
was mulling over some business and personal items, but
before long, I'd drifted into thinking about nothing in
particular. Once I'd let all my thoughts go and was in
a half-awake half-asleep state, the ideas and insights
poured out. Wow, it was amazing how many there were
and how quickly they were coming. I had some
incredible insights into some business items that I'd
been pondering for a while, yet was unsure what I
needed to do. With the insights and ideas captured in
writing, I was jumping up and down with excitement and
inspiration. I was feeling so inspired that nothing
was going to stop me from taking the necessary actions.
It's at this point that such actions really count
because these enable you to grow your business
Actions taken because you think you've got to work
harder and do more will get you somewhere, but it may
be quite a slog. Ideas and insights in isolation stay
that way and will only exist in your mind if not acted
upon. So combine the two; ideas and insights plus
inspired actions and you have a very powerful
combination. A combination that will make your
business race ahead with a lot less struggle on your
I've noticed through working with many people that
they're either always busy doing lots and lots or they
have great insights and ideas, but there often isn't
the necessary mix. Whichever way you're inclined to
be, I invite you to consider what it would take to add
at least some of the other component to get your
business moving faster.
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