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Don’t Get Lost in Your Excitement

September 27, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about getting lost in the excitement of your business.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you. I am going to talk about an important lesson from our life that can be applied to business. So, the other day I was out hiking and enjoying some outdoor time, and I made a wrong turn. I was so excited to go where I was going to get to my destination that I wasn’t taking careful notes of where I was going, and I went out to the site, and then when I was coming back, I actually went past my turn point and kept going. And it was quite a while down that path before I realized I was on the wrong path, and why? Because I got caught up in my excitement.

Normally, when I’m hiking or traveling, I’m going to be thinking about where I’m at, I’m going to be drawing a mental map and knowing where I’m going. But, excitement can cause confusion, and I’ve seen this in business, too. I’ve seen business people get excited about where their business is going, or what’s happening, or new developments. As they’re doing that, as they’re getting energized about what’s happening, they lose sight of the big picture. They make that wrong turn; they do that wrong thing. We want to avoid that at all costs. So, I’m sending an important message to you from my personal experience: don’t get lost in your excitement.

Keep the message going forward. Do the things you have to do. Execute. Build processes and procedures in place in your business, so that when excitement comes, you stick on your channel, so you don’t necessarily go veer off. I understand that you may get excited sometimes, great development’s going to happen. Have a plan in place for how to deal with those developments as they happen so that you don’t feel like you have to go a different direction.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Ivan Vicencio.


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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.

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