January 14

Make the Big Picture Manageable

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Managing the big picture of your business.Small business owners are big picture thinkers.  The ability to create and see your vision is the initial step for any entrepreneur.  The challenging next step is to take that big picture and create manageable steps to achieve the big picture.

One mistake that I see in talking with new business owners is that they get bogged down and overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done. This kills us in the planning phase of our business deciding what to do now and what to do later and how to put it all together.  We then just shut it down and ignore certain things that need to be done.  This is where a good team comes in handy when it comes to recognizing blind spots or gaps in our business.

Many times an employee, consultant or mentor can make sense of the details and can take our big picture and divide into prioritized, manageable pieces that we can begin to work on.  Getting other people involved in your business is so critical to its’ success.

Take some time and write down the people that you know that can assist on developing your big picture the way it needs to be developed.  Also take a serious look at your business and look at where improvements can be made.  Have you been putting anything off?  Are there things you don’t understand?  Developing these questions and then finding solutions will reduce the stress of having to come up with all the answers all at once.

PS.  It’s Wednesday which means it’s podcast day.  Click on the button below to access this week’s podcast.  As always I welcome any and all comments on this post or others.

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