With close to a decade of experience working in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and Surgical Hospital Industry; I’ve come to realize, that the most successful leaders are those individuals who are entrepreneurial minded and take a proactive approach to managing their center.
So, when I found this article by Paul B. Brown, a contributor for Forbes, I thought it only made sense to share his ideas on what every Entrepreneur should stop doing today!
1. STOP WHINING…And Start Doing Something! Look, we’ve all had some bumps and bruises along the way, but whining about them solves nothing, so why continue? Paul says, “If there is a way to turn the problem into an asset, do so!” Shift your mindset and start focusing on how you can make things better and stop whining about what has already happened.
2. STOP WAITING…And Take the Initiative! Why would anyone want to be the passenger in their own life, when they could be the driver? You wouldn’t, so take initiative and start taking small and big steps towards your goals!
3. THINK BIG PICTURE…And Stop Planning! We all know having a business plan is helpful, but as Paul says “Most situations today are not that predictable, so when you’re facing an unpredictable future, don’t plan…ACT!”
4. STOP ADDING STRESS TO YOUR LIFE! Remember those bumper stickers and T-shirts from the 70’s that said S*#t Happens? Well it’s true…Stuff Happens! It’s inevitable you’ll hit traffic when you’re already late, it’s inevitable your computer will crash at some inconvenient point during the day, and it’s inevitable that something will go array today, tomorrow, or a month from now. We all know doctors say stop stressing, but it’s true, why worry about something you cannot change. If your stuck in traffic, turn on your favorite song and sing at the top of your lungs. If your computer crashes, take that as your chance to leave the office and get some fresh air. Delegate stuff and eliminate any additional stress you can!
5. STOP THE GOSSIP! There will always be people that enjoy talking about others, and spreading the latest gossip, but that doesn’t mean it has to be you! So stop it! And run your own race! Try to visualize the end goal and getting to that finish line. And ignore everyone trying to distract you from your true destiny.
6. YOU CAN DO IT! Paul says, “Be overly self-reliant.” Even if you’re type A, exceptionally driven to succeed, and hard charging, understand that you may not have all the answers, and it’s OK to ask questions. “Calling on other smart people occasionally is a good idea,” says Paul, and I couldn’t agree more.
By eliminating these 6 hindrances, you will most likely improve your quality of life, and reach your goal faster than you anticipated!
Source by www.forbes.com