What’s the most dangerous thing you can do in business?
Stay the same.
To paraphrase Darwin: It’s not raw intellect or strength that determines survival. Survival belongs to those that adapt and adjust to the changing environment.
In business, we must be willing to adapt and evolve in order to survive.
Every day we’re dealing with strategy, execution, people, and money and it’s natural to occasionally feel overwhelmed.
But you don’t have to stay there.
Because overwhelm is not caused by external events, it’s caused by thoughts ABOUT those events. Interpretations that are within your control.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your business right now, stop, take a breath, and become aware of what you’re thinking. Recognize that you have a choice about what you think and redirect your thoughts toward where you want to go.
To develop that new product or service.
To hire your leadership team.
To create the solution that will scale.
To add that recurring revenue to your business model.
To make changes in your business you’ve been avoiding.
The next time you feel overwhelmed, decide it’s your personal trigger for growth. Make it work for you.
Train your brain to respond with, “My thoughts are creating this feeling. I’m in control of my thoughts. What is there for me to learn? How can I adapt and evolve?”