This is Buffy. Cute, no? Even from the back. But she’s not YOU and she shouldn’t be behind the wheel driving your business bus to who knows where.
But the bigger issue is, how did Buffy get the keys? And who left the door to the bus open in the first place?
I hate to tell you this, but it was you. You didn’t do this intentionally, but you did it just the same. (OK…no sense hollering “NO”…it’s true. Don’t believe me? Read on.)
You see, Buffy is your default driver. She’s the one who takes the wheel as you careen through your day in muddled chaos trying to get everything done. And although she looks cute in this picture, she tends to morph into other less cuddly, destructive creatures all that belong to an inbred, proliferating species called self-sabotage.
All breeds of the self-sabotage species are hairy (in a tangled-mess kind of way). And all will tend to badger you non-stop, consume all your energy, poop all over your work, eat your lunch when you’re not looking…and basically chew up everything good in your business until there is nothing left.
Oh, wait…you’re still there in a rumpled mess wondering where you went wrong. And you didn’t really go wrong…you just didn’t know how self-sabotage could sneak up on you and take control of your business!
Varieties of self-sabotage who are driving your business
There are four common genres of the hairy self-sabotage species. You might recognize them most readily as chronic procrastination, perfectionism, self-comparison and lack of motivation. Yup. You’ve seen them before. Nasty, right?
But when it comes to your business, this species is not just nasty, it’s downright deadly. And no matter if your dealing with all the breeds or just a few, there is only one way to get rid of them. Grab them by the throat (poor Buffy), wrestle them to the ground, and beat the tar out of them.
Oh…how do you do this without being arrested? (Really, I don’t want to see you on the 6 o’clock news!) You first learn to spot each one.
- I SPY…lots of critical business initiatives that remain undone.
- I SPY…a business that’s run in chaos.
- I SPY…a business owner who is anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and confused about what to do next.
- I SPY…a business owner who avoids putting herself or her services in the spotlight.
- I SPY…a business owner who is constantly comparing himself with everybody else and getting nowhere.
- I SPY…sleepless nights worrying about where the next client will come from.
- I SPY…a business that was started with a big dream that seems to becoming a nightmare.
What do you SPY? Do you SPY Buffy at the helm of your business heading for a cliff? If you do, and if you’re ready to boot Buffy to the curb, then I invite you to join me and Buffy to watch a replay of a webinar. For a content-rich webinar, Boost Your Business Skills, How to Develop More Confidence. Stop letting someone else be in charge of driving your business. Take the wheel back and calm the chaos.