In answering this question, you need to ask another more pertinent question. The reason for this is that we can do many things, and the problem many business people have is focusing on the one thing.
I remember a good friend and mentor telling me that there are only three questions that you need to ask that will give you the answer you need. First, I thought only three questions and then I realised only three! That is not many questions to get the right answer.
I use to think that there was THE answer and would continually search for it. Now I know the answer is discovering the right questions. I know this is sounding like a circular argument, but if you have the right questions than the answer becomes clear. It is not the answer that is important but the question!
We spend time looking for the answers, but we should be defining the questions.
This is what I do in my consultancy, training and mentoring service for my clients. I work to achieve my client objectives; I recognise that they are the experts in their field, and I am the specialists in the business growth strategies and the questioning process. My 4D Problem Solving Process gets my clients on their desired path, and it works because I ask the questions that get them exactly where they want to be.
I define the questions to give my clients clarity in their answers. So often business owners are busy managing the business; I help them to step into their role of directing the company toward clear goals.
In setting these goals, we need to set back from the business and get direction from what is most important, and the meaning.
Finding meaning in the business helps to clarify the direction.
Meaning is gained from purpose, the reason why the company exist and the contribution it must make. To get clarity on the business purpose, you must gain clarity around your purpose.
How do you know you have the right question, you might ask? The answer is the one only you can answer.
- Who am I?
- What do I want?
- What do I believe now?
- Does it feel right?
- Is it right now?
- Does this fit with my values?
If you would like to find out more information about the 4D Problem Solving Process© and how I can help you gain clarity in your business contact me.