How to stop the endless cycle of chasing fires
Do you sometimes feel like you spend all your time managing crises or chasing deadlines? Is your to-do list stressing you out?
These are signs of misaligned teams and priorities.
It’s a recipe for stress.
When businesses spend a lot of time chasing crises or deadlines they fail to thrive, miss important goals and leave leaders and team members burnt and stressed out.
Instead, wouldn’t it be more fulfilling if you knew that all the things you do every day are truly making a difference? This is the foundation of a healthy, happy and profitable business.
Stopping the cycle
So, how do you stop the cycle of endless fires and chasing deadlines?
You focus on your business’ vision and goals. When you can boil down the essence of who you are and where you want to go, only then can you truly determine what projects, priorities or tasks really get you there.
Not sure where to start?
Avoid the "Urgency Trap" with Dwight Eisenhower's famous prioritization framework. It's a simple way to take action and organize your tasks. If you are unfamiliar with the process, we have a free tool to help:
You don't need huge quantities of willpower or time to accomplish your goals. You just need to shift your focus from the end result to the process.
Understand what are the important core needs of your business – then give yourself a schedule to follow, not a deadline to race toward.
If all of this seems overwhelming or you need a hand developing goals, get expert help.
Focused Energy is a multidisciplinary team of outsourced consultants including CFOs, COOs, accountants, and operations experts. We can walk assess both the financial and operational strategies that may be holding your business back.
What do you need to thrive? Level up your business and contact Focused Energy today.
Determining SMART Goals
Often when you ask someone about their goals, they'll respond with their dreams. Their dream business, the dream team that could take them there or their dream impact on their community. While dreams are a beautiful thing, goals are quite different.
Goal setting is a way to be more specific about your aspirations and to determine the milestones needed to take you there. This is where SMART goals come to play.
SMART stands for:
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound