Often times in business we have to have and attain so many skills on so many levels in order to continue to nurture ourselves and others around us, nurturing our businesses properly as the only way forward and remain competitive in a fierce marketplace. We would be wearing many hats.

Have you identified and how have you overcome them or not?

How have you challenged yourself or not?

What tips and sound advice can you give us today to continue the leap to lead going forward?

Thank you for your time and effort reading our quest and giving feedback.

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richardgb Premium
Hi Abie and AJ
Honest reviews are essential. Questions that I ask about all aspects of the business, periodically and after projects are:
What worked?
What didn't work?
What have I learned?
What would/can I do differently?

It’s important to focus on facts and to avoid criticism.
Followed by planning to make improvements
:-)
Richard
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2DsireWealth Premium
If you STOP you are Guaranteed to Fail!

I am on a very limited budget so have to figure out how to do everything myself with some help from the community.

Failure is not an option for me, the only way I will fail is if I stop.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's accountability, way to go David. And you are absolutely correct, gonna keep going. Life goes on and waits no one.

It is up to us how we manage our time to get the most productivity.
We choose how we make out and I commend you sharing awesome wisdom with us.
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JeannineC Premium
If I can't learn it, I hire someone to do it for me. I'm comfortable with not knowing how to do everything. I always try to have enough knowledge to ensure that I know whether my consultant is doing a good job, but I'd rather focus my time on the areas where my talents lie rather than making myself crazy over things I have trouble with.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Outsourcing is certainly one way of doing things we don't normally enjoy or have the skill to do it really well. However, you are absolutely right knowing enough to hire the right person/s. That's paramount.

Come to think about it, in a way we win and we have things under control, we do what we are good at and outsource the rest. Certainly, awesome recipe for success.

We met Jeff Hoffman in person at a summit few years back in London, and he taught us that in business at some stage, you're gonna hire smarter people to take over the organization and let them lead. And he is spot on, that's how Booking dot com and Priceline dot com grew to be.

We follow in the footsteps of great entrepreneurs and what they did and how they did to accomplish the most challenging tasks of their time. That how we learn and grow, systems that's doable and duplicated, time and time again vs reinventing the wheel each time.

Jeannine thank you for your time and feedback, we really appreciate you.
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tdbabineaux Premium
For me, the biggest challenge is getting started. Things get much easier once I get started. Short term goals help. So instead of telling myself "maybe I'll do it tomorrow', I say "I'll start at 11 o'clock and keep going" until whatever the task is has been completed. It can take quite a while learning a new skill, but whoever said "nothing worth doing is easy" knew what he/she was talking about.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
We find really useful is dividing the hour into six portions at 10 minutes intervals and stick to the ten minutes whereby we do 6 different activities in that same hour. It can be done, it needs discipline.

Absolutely, the other day we did a simple small piece of training and we have never done before. And there was hiccups along the way. Next time would be easier and so on so forth till it is mastered. Repetition is the mother of retention.

Here's a piece we wrote a while back Terry feel free reach out to us whenever needing help, more than happy to assist. Thank you for taking the time writing your notes and feedback.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
The bet way is to learn one thing at a time and put it into practice. If you take on too much in one go you I'll be overwhelmed and forget the half of it. Plus, if you don't practice, you forget very quickly. I can remember going on excellent courses for Excel but then I never got a chance to practice it. As a result I can only do basic things in excel now.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Agree totally. Pratic!! is the keyword and way forward. Thank you Geoffrey.
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