“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle
The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
–Albert Einstein

“I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.” – A Berlin Diary

In my business coaching with clients, I enjoy helping people think. Einstein commented that it is one of the hardest things to do, that is why so few people actually do it. This happens every day. Ask a person a one-layer deeper question such as, “Why do you think it is a great idea?” or “What is great about the person you are commenting about?” There usually is a pause. You are requesting a thought – something that goes beyond cruise control.

Now apply it to your business. Where will you be in five years if you continue doing what you are doing currently? Think through it. What is it you believe about doing business? Who do you say “no” to? Why? Answering these questions takes thinking. If you dare enter into that struggle, then you will define your standards, beliefs and convictions and just might start living out your values – your beliefs. Dare to think.

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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