The master key to unlock each and every business…

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Whilst preparing the copy to promote a couple of ‘unlocking ‘workshops I was thinking about metaphors for keys and unlocking, there are many although some maybe just a little too cringe making. And it got me thinking about the tools a traditional locksmith would use and the difference between a safecracker and a locksmith… simply because there are times when working with clients it is more like cracking open the safe using just about every tool there is to get them to where they want to be whereas for others it’s more subtle and one or two master keys may be all that’s needed.

Hotels generally only have one master room key model as the doors all have the same locks whereas in a business there are different processes for each activity and so there’s generally an array of locks and so an array of master keys are needed.

But what if there was only one key… just one master key for any business? And of course there is… It’s action… for without action nothing else happens. No changes take place, no progress is made; without action business as usual just about survives it certainly doesn’t thrive.

So the one business tip I’m sharing with you this week is taking action…

  • What three actions could you take today that would make a real difference?
  • What’s the impact of just stopping what you’re doing, and taking those actions? Probably not significant if we are really honest
  • What things have been promised but you just not got around to it? They may not be significant to you but they make a world of difference to the other person.
  • Are there connections you said you would make or calls or arrangements to meet? Just pick up the phone and make that call now or send that intro email…
Once you start its actually easy… just one step at a time… and in realty it takes so little time… and yet its probably taken up bandwidth as you keep thinking I must do x, y,x… In fact you’ may have spent longer thinking about than the action takes. As I’ve said before its not about ‘time management’, the only thing to be managed in ‘time’ is me…

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