YOUR BUSINESS RESCUE COACH ASKS YOU:
Are you a micro-manager?
Do you micro-manage yourself too much?
YOUR Business Strategy today is Stop Micro-managing Yourself! Why? This is a a business strategy that can actually work against you and everyone you collaborate with throughout your work week.
Everyone’s talking about it, but what is micro- management?
Oversimplified (as you know we do here) micro-management is about excessive control over the details relating typically to people’s performance or the minute details of a project. Indeed there are times that this is required; however, most often micro-management has a negativity attached to it because it often feels like bullying and diminishes empowerment and fulfillment in one’s work.
Now let’s make sure we have a full understanding that I am NOT recommending blowing off parts of a project that are intricate and need your attention to perfect the minute details – for this seems to be in every project. But, the question is: Do you come up for air and let yourself and others breathe with greater ease more often than not?
Too often micro-managers get caught up in the minutia of everything and everyone. Actually, this is counter-productive for you to accomplish your goals effectively and efficiently. Let’s look at this, do you stop yourself and drill down into the minute details of a project when you could be moving through it more swiftly?
Let’s explore your email habits…. how much time do you spend in your email’s inbox? Do you get sucked into it? Do you lose 30 minutes or more than an hour when you go into your inbox? Well then you might be dying in the details! TIP: Take some time to unsubscribe to some things that keep showing up in your inbox.
In today’s information age, you can essentially access anything you need from an internet search, right? Then why are you (a) reading each email and savoring every word as if you will never see such information again, and (b) saving all those emails? Thorough reading, in great detail – for most emails is a waste of time and yet we tend to complain about how much time it takes for us to do it! After you unsubscribe to ancillary mailings, you will be able to focus your time and energy on the communications that are highly productive and/or profitable for you. Another email TIP: Opening email first thing in the morning is one of the most unproductive things you could do to build momentum of productivity for your day. Save it until you complete a major project or a couple of tasks 🙂
Again, please remember we oversimplify here! I’m sure you haven’t thought about how you allowing yourself to get bogged into to many details could be a business strategy of effectiveness, but it is. Please, take the time to focus on what is important to you growing your business or department, and what will bring more profit into your business. Your time is sacred, treat it as such and you will progress significantly!
YOUR Business Rescue Coach’s Business Strategy Action Item:
Take 15 minutes this week to discover where you may be micro-managing and sabotaging your own productivity and success. Make a list of these items. Begin to omit them from your routine immediately. And …don’t bog yourself down as you do this 🙂
It can be all different this year…
if you plan to deliver different results in 2013!
If you or your business needs rescuing on this particular topic
or any other Business Strategies we have been discussing,
please reach out to Maggie (262) 716.7750 FYI: I’m in the Central Time Zone
Blessings of Success to YOU ~
The Business Rescue Coach, Maggie Mongan
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.