Are you guilty of any of these 3 business killers?

Are you guilty of any of these 3 business killers?

I hope you’ve had an awesome week! But if your week didn’t turn out as awesome as you planned on Monday morning, this message is just for you.

Today I want to talk about the three killers of business. Now, before I get into it I want to make sure we have a clear understanding between us. I am on your side! I am invested in you and your success. So when I say what I’m about to say, please remember that it is coming from the heart- a heart that wants only the best things for you and your team. So, without further ado, here are the three business killers that I see every day.

  1. “I already know that.” Have you ever heard yourself say that? Or recognized yourself thinking that? This often happens when you are presented with an idea or solution but you’ve heard it before. This particular business killer is so destructive because it prevents you from moving forward. Brendon Burchard said “There is a major difference between common knowledge and common practice.” Just because you know what you need to be doing, doesn’t mean that you are doing it. How many of us set a goal to lose some extra pounds this year but have yet to adjust our eating habits or exercise practices? Saying “I already know that” automatically dismisses the notion in your mind and roadblocks you from finding ways to implement it.
  2. “I already tried that.” It’s fascinating to me how many people try something once and then when they don’t immediately see the results, they dismiss it. No matter how much research and data prove that it does work, they won’t try it again. It can’t be their fault it didn’t work, it has to be the system. Take working with a mentor, as an example. Maybe you tried it once but didn’t see the results you were expecting. Does that mean working with any mentor is a bad idea? Maybe you didn’t have enough follow-through the first time, but now you do. Maybe your first mentor wasn’t the best fit for you, but the next one will be. Just because you tried something once and it didn’t work doesn’t mean you should stop trying.
  3. “I’ve got a better idea.” I come across this one often. Someone will have a plan presented to them that has been well thought out, well researched, and then, because it wasn’t your idea- you change it. I had a mentor 20-25 years ago who said “The only thing that will mess up this plan is your better idea.” The teams that I work with who follow the path, do the exercises they are supposed to do, do the homework assignments I assign come out at the end reaching or exceeding their goals. They love it! The ones who take the approach of “That’s a great suggestion, Dino. But I’ve got an even better idea.” and then proceed to change everything… not so much. They find themselves disappointed that hiring a mentor didn’t yield the results they wanted.

So what do all three business killers have in common? They all come from a place of pride. Don’t get me wrong- I love a confident leader. But a prideful leader? That’s someone who will never reach their full potential because they think they are already there.

I hope you don’t mind this little dose of tough love today. Remember it comes from my heart which is full of desire to see you succeed in business and life. 

Proactive, Productive and Profitable,

Dino Watt