“Thinking ahead and prioritising responsibilities marks the major differences between a leader and a follower.” – John Maxwell
There are a couple of factors that everyone can find very challenging…
The idea of working above your business, And learning the difference between what’s urgent, and what’s important…
‘Working above’ your business is about thinking ahead, and taking the ‘helicopter view’. It’s about spending the time you need on the core of your business, and your passion for art & design… Without the distractions of actually doing – ‘working in’ your business. It’s about looking at the whole picture from both outside, and from above:
- What’s your vision?
- Your long term strategy
- Where are you now?
- And where are you going?
- Is the work you’re doing “In and On or ABOVE” your business effective, and
- Are you working in line with your Desire, Passion & Purpose (DPP)?
Mostly the urgent things that demand your time can usually wait, even when they seem like emergencies.
It’s the important things that move you in the direction of your tasks, goals and dreams.
Considering these ideas in your business can help you make the difference between success in your Art & Design business and just surviving. These ideas are also good for all areas of our lives too. A clear understanding of the activities you undertake that are important rather than urgent will see you succeed sooner.
So what are your priorities for your business?