“The real enemy of execution is your day job! We call it the whirlwind. It’s the massive amount of energy that’s necessary just to keep your operation going on a day-to-day basis; and, ironically, it’s also the thing that makes it so hard to execute anything new.”
That's a quote from the book, The 4 Disciplines of Execution. It is a fantastic read if you want to make things happen in your business.
The reason so many business owners and entrepreneurs fail to achieve their financial goals and targets is they ignore the reality of the whirlwind.
It is somewhat counterintuitive, but one of the most powerful forces to help you counter this challenge is to reduce the number of financial goals and targets you are focused on.
Breaking through the Whirlwind
I am writing a series of articles/posts for the Business Bank of Texas here in Austin where I talk about the “secret sauce” for turning your financial goals into reality in business.
In the series, I also share some the tips and tricks I have learned about how to visually present financial results so they convey instant insight and create those “aha” moments that make monitoring results vs. targets productive… and even makes the process fun.
Take a look real quick. The articles are short and to the point. 😊
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