Step one is to figure out where you want to move to. What does the solution look like.
- If you need more sales, how many more sales could you cope with? What will life look like with those more sales?
- If you need more money, how much more money?
- If you need more staff, how much more staff do you need? What will they do for your business? (if personal this could be friends, contacts or even partners)
- If you need more time, how much more time do you need?
Step two is looking at your current situation and getting clear on why you want to move from this current place.
- Define what is the pain and why you want the pain to go away. Does it relate to where you want to be?
- Define the parameters that are keeping you in the current situation. Be sure you have the clear picture relative to where you want to be so that you can truly see the point you are at now and the point you are trying to get to.
Step three is defining all the paths that you could take to get from where you are now to where you want to be.
- Figure out all the possible ways of arriving at your destination. Brainstorm, brainstorm, brainstorm. Remember that no idea is too small or too silly to move forward.
Step four is to figure out the constraints on each path. Is it money, time, energy resources or something else?
Step five – GOYA. In other words take action and stop sitting and wishing and hoping. There are several sayings that I could give here but I will let you tell me your favourite saying in the comments below.
And always remember that when you have stated the problem clearly and know what it is you want to happen, you are nearly 89% of the way to eliminating the problem. The biggest obstacle to solving problems is the to and from of steps one and two. Once you take the time to define these two positions, everything else falls into place and you have the ability to move forward and achieve miracles.
And the timing that works best – as soon as you think you have a problem. Problems rarely go away on their own.
To your success in business