Business advice – a subject I talk to my clients about all the time. Be careful who you listen to when it comes to business advice. Be careful where you’re getting your advice from, and be careful with your behavior.
Have you ever had a boss who zigs and zags all the time? Like they can’t think for themselves? All they can do is what the last person they spoke to told them to do.
Ever been a victim of that?
Ever had somebody who says, “I talked to this person and they say we should do this!” And, they send you down that rabbit hole, and then 3 days later they come back and say, “Oh! I’ve talked to this person and they say we should do this instead,” sending you down yet another rabbit hole. And then a week later, or three quarters of the way down the project, they completely shift gears again.
You take 2 steps forward and 3 steps back.
Stop doing that.
You need to know that I am guilty of this too; my team can attest to that.
When I do this, there is only one reason why – I do not have absolute clarity about what I want. As the leader of the business because I do not have clarity about what I want, I’m zigging and I’m zagging, and I’m trying to figure it out, and it’s messy. It’s ALSO really difficult for the people who are trying to help you execute. And, if you’re like me, you start to forget what you told them to do yesterday because you’re already on to what you want them to do tomorrow!
Be aware of that.