It seems contradictory, but how can you be more present by being less present? How can you do more or be there more for your clients by being there less? It’s an interesting conundrum, but I think it’s true. I think we as business owners often stretch ourselves too thin, particularly the entrepreneurial type in younger businesses. We’re looking for ways to do more. We’re looking for opportunities. We’re checking all the different avenues. We’re looking underneath a lot of logs and we’re not always creating great opportunities, but in a paradoxical way, if we’re there less, if we take time for ourselves, if we do things outside of our core work, we may actually be more present with our clients. We may be able to do more.
Being there less could actually mean that you’re there more when your clients need you. By clearing your head, by learning things outside of your core business, by bringing together synergies and new ideas, you can create more value for your client. Isn’t that generally one of our goals, to create as much value as we can in as little time as possible? What’s been your experience? Have you benefited from separating yourself from your business? What can you do in the future to get yourself the ability to deliver more in even less time? How can you create more value for your client? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your thoughts and experience.
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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.