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Letting outside in

Rob Bruce - Friday, August 24, 2012

Looking outside and letting it in….This is always a difficult item to address and even harder one to let in. I cant even begin to tell you how any companies ask us to come and talk to them as they want a little help in growing or managing their business. We come in take a look around and make some recommendations. Usually it’s not real complicated or high level  advice and we line it out in pretty good detail. Then a few weeks later when we check back in absolutely none of the items or procedures have been implemented…none. And they paid us!! Was it bad advice? No, because every one of our long term clients have grown exponentially.

So, when I look at why this happens I realize it’s simply a human trait. We do what we are comfortable doing. We don’t like change even if it’s for our own good. We fear the new path, the unknown. So we stay right where we are at.

Take a moment, even this moment, to take stock of sound advice you have passed up or set aside. Make a list, write it down during lunch today, not tomorrow. What good solid sound piece of advice can you implement right now…..? Start small and create a new daily habit. We as humans think we have to personally have the answers. We don’t have to. The whole secret to understanding advice is to understand and acknowledge that it is simply a case of “temporarily remembering what someone else temporarily forgot.” We all do the best we can everyday, whether it was a good day or bad day it was the best we could do at that time and moment. So listen for that sound advice and don’t let it pass you by. If you must, write it down and file it away for future reference. Use your ten brains around you instead of the solitary one between your ears. Learn to do this and you will go far.

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