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As we talk with startup entrepreneurs and business owners, we hear a common theme:
They’re so overwhelmed they don’t know what to do!
Not so much with workload – although that’s often the case as well – but with brain overload.
They have too many ideas. They have too many options. They don’t know where to start.
So what do you do if you don’t know what to do?
Ask the Navy!
The Navy Flight Manual tells pilots to do five things when they’re lost. Let’s look at them from an entrepreneur’s point-of-view.
The first thing you should do when you don’t know what to do is confess. Admit to yourself that you are lost.
And don’t feel bad about it. Trust us, you’re not alone. Most of us have been in a place when we didn’t know what to do.
The next thing you should do if you don’t know what to do is climb. You have to get altitude.
Don’t stay mired in the details. Rise above them so you can see the BIGG picture.
Remember what you’re trying to accomplish. Review your BIGG goals.
The third thing to do when you don’t know what to do is conserve. Sometimes you have to slow down to catch up!
Save your fuel, your energy until you can get a sense of direction. Speed without direction leads to nowhere fast!
The fourth thing you should do when you don’t know what to do is communicate. Don’t try to go it alone.
That mush in your head will remain soft and gooey until you get it out. So talk to other people.
But not just any people – people who are like you, BIGG goal-getters. Too many people make the mistake of talking with family and friends.
Yes, they love you. Yes, they want the best for you.
But they’re not you!
They can’t fully understand what you’re going through. So talk with people who’ve been there, done that.
That’s exactly why we created the BIGG Success Entreprenurturing™ Center:
- to give you the support you need when you need it
- to give you answers to your most pressing questions
- to give you access to people who’ve walked a thousand miles in your shoes.
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The final thing you should do if you don’t know what to do is comply.
Take what you’ve learned from communicating. Compare it to your vision and your values.
Your vision sets the direction to your destination. Your values are your compass – they keep you from straying off your flight path.
Now it’s up to you to decide.
Determine where to focus to help you reach your destination fastest. That’s life on your own terms! That’s BIGG success!
What do you do when you don’t know what to do?
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