Every one of us is entirely unique—from our experiences, to our skillset, to what energizes and motivates us. But what’s interesting is how many of us downplay this because we’ve never learned to acknowledge, let alone appreciate, our individual talents.
Focus and Productivity
Like most entrepreneurs, you can probably instantly say what activities you find irritating or just okay and would like to be freed up from. But when it comes to things you find irritating, the input is coming from outside you—it’s an activity that’s outside of you, a situation that’s outside of you, a relationship that’s outside of you. So, to a certain extent, the world is doing the work for you. In other words, it’s irritating you and it’s not giving you stimulation that’s anything better than okay. You want freedom from these activities.
In my ABC Model exercise, I encourage entrepreneurs to increase their freedom and improve their lives by eliminating activities they find irritating (“A activities”), delegating or automating activities that are “just okay” (“B activities”), and increasing the amount of time they spend doing activities that are fascinating and motivating to them (“C activities”).
This is probably the easiest blog post we’ve ever written or ever will write! Three open and articulate entrepreneurs talk candidly about joining Strategic Coach — all experiencing initial “leap of faith” fear — and about their Year 1 experience that followed, including their results.
If you look at almost any entrepreneur — just starting out, successful, or somewhere in between — one thing they’ll all have in common is that they’ve battled or are currently battling complexity.