Richard Maun – Taking Stock

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Taking Stock

30 August 2015

Before I go shopping for food I look in the fridge, see what we’re missing and add it to the list. I open the cupboards and count the tins and work out what we need. I take stock.

We can look into our own inner fridges and rifle through our cupboards of talent – we can take stock of what we have and what we are missing.

My suggestion is that we spend a lot of time celebrating what we have and simply choose one thing that we’re missing to work on.

We can do the same with our business. We can take stock and be objective about the goodness we have. It’s tempting to be fed up with what we do, spot the flaws, grumble at what we don’t have and this is to miss the point. The point is that we know our flaws, whereas someone who comes to us new, does not – they see us objectively for what we are and what we can do.

The new person likes what they see, because there is a lot to like.

So, we can take stock and be fair to ourselves. Maybe the fridge isn’t so empty after all, maybe there is a cheese omelette in there that we can’t see yet because we choose to notice what’s missing rather than what is there.

I like omelettes and you can do a lot with an egg.

What’s in your business fridge?

Next week: How To Cut Up A Lemon


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