Being or Doing. Which is more important in growing my business?
This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Michelle.
Over the years of building and growing my business, I am always straddling and struggling between the Being and the Doing. Mentors of mine, including you, talk a lot about how much more it is the Being than the Doing, and yet the Doing is very important, too. Could you speak more to me about this? How can I truly find that place where I stand in both and understand how to best manifest the business and money I am creating, rather than going in and out of either one? Thank you, David.
Hi Michelle! This is a FANTASTIC question.
The simple answer is:
You do from who you are being.
Let me explain.
If you are a weak leader (being), you will make weak decisions (doing).
If you want to own a million dollar business, you have to grow into being the person who can lead a million dollar business. This means that you must start acting as if you already ARE a million dollar business owner and do things and make the decisions a million dollar business owner would do or make.
Here’s an exercise that may help.
For a few days keep a notepad with you.
Write down everything you “do”.
At the end of each day, go back through your list and ask yourself if a million dollar business owner would do those things, or if they would delegate those things to someone else.
Within a day you should start to see the discrepancy between who you say you want to be and the things you are doing.
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