I know many great thinkers – intelligent people with grand ideas, innovations and aspirations. They plan, they mastermind and brainstorm. They write notes and draw diagrams. They have amazing potential – yet they are dead broke or stuck in neutral.
Not just for Entrepreneurs
Successful companies can get stuck as well. Planning sessions, team meetings and ideas can easily get lost for one of two reasons: One, they don’t have the bandwidth or resources to bring the idea to life. Two, they don’t have the experience or knowledge to execute on their innovations. Either way, growth stagnates or slows – frustration may build causing negative effects.
Stop, drop and ROCK!
At some point you need to stop thinking and start DOING. Execution moves you forward. Only execution. All the planning, learning and praying in the world can’t move you forward – only action. Don’t know where to start? GET HELP. Why not? Isn’t your business and life – and the potential gains worth it? No one can do everything by themselves – and no one expects you to. Put the ego aside and ask for help.
But I don’t have the budget
Help doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Many times I see people spending money on disposable items that they could be using to move execute their ideas. Things such as weekly Team lunches, overspending on low ROI marketing, personal expenditures and my pet peeve – going to EVERY “ra ra” training event that is supposed to get you motivated to conquer the world. Seriously, I’ve seen companies spend THOUSANDS on training with little or no ROI. Nope, not even the greatest motivators that make you eat fire or walk on coals will move you forward unless you EXECUTE.
Take the first step TODAY
It’s worth repeating…Isn’t your business and life – and the potential gains worth it? No one can do everything by themselves – and no one expects you to. Put the ego aside and ask for help. Not help from a blogger who has never built a business. Not help from a professor that has never built a business. Help from people who have built, innovated and MOVED companies to greater heights. They are out there – ready to help you. Just ask and get MOVING!