The worst business decision is no business decision. Take action. Engage in it fully. Follow through with effective implementation and then step back and take a deep breath. Review. Review the progress and the steps taken to achieve the outcomes.
Here is the most crucial part. Be prepared to drop it with a proper exit strategy. Cutting it loose may be the best action in order to stop from further negative repercussions, if any. Your exit strategy may also involve mitigation measures by having other products or services protect the downside.
Don’t live in fear of potential failure. Not making a business decision and living in limbo land will eat at you, consume your mind and in a management role it can weaken the confidence that your employees should have undoubtedly have in your abilities and actions.
I’ve seen time and money wasted by Managers and Consultants of companies by over analyzing data and engaging in exhaustive discussions and simply not able to make a decision. The angst and lack of progress affects the work environment like a slow poison.
The consideration of money may hold onto you with a deadly grip. Don’t let money control the situation. Remember that you must empower your own being. If the timing may be inappropriate, or there is a lack of bandwidth to take action, or the risk is proving to be too high at the moment, then table the implementation. However, know that this is an active decision based on solid information.
Be brave. Have courage to believe in your calculated decision. Be proficient enough to communicate your strategy effectively to others whom you may need to be on board with you. A unilateral decision may be damaging to the greatest action ever taken. Support of key individuals and believing in yourself will win the day!
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Well I am at an interesting crossroads. I’ve taken a new approach on my work and life balance. Working through the week and weekends with early mornings and late nights are in my recent past. Which at some point I’ll probably shed some more light on and satisfy all that curiosity that is out there ;-).
In my today life, I have taken the time to sit back and reflect, while reducing my workload and focusing on things that seem to matter to me right now outside of work. Like riding a bicycle. Interestingly enough I never grew up riding a bicycle. So it’s a whole new world for me. Especially navigating through busy city streets. The history of it is pretty simple and not a very exciting story, but my parents were amazing enough to buy me a bike when I was little and shortly thereafter it was stolen. By my neighbor I presume. And that was that. My parents offered to get me another, however I was busy with soccer and then ventured away to Culver. So, it’s funny because I am really enjoying it now. I think partly because not only do I take casual bike rides, but also it has become a means to an end for me. Like bicycling to an event or speaking engagement, etc … I guess with my personality I just needed a goal, a destination, the feeling of multitasking, so I don’t feel like I am wasting time. I know it seems a bit odd. I can hear my family saying, “oh Avneesh, that figures you’d feel that way.” [With a side to side nodding of the head and a smile].
The fact is that the multitasking part of it all is what drives me to continue bicycling. The fresh air, the exploration, the fitness, meeting with friends at the park, getting to know my community in the local bike coalition and most of all … the time spent with my wife. Actually the credit goes to her. She motivated me to purchase a bicycle with her. She now regularly commutes to work on her bike and though I am still trying to remember to use hand signals while traversing the city of San Francisco, I get out at least a few times a week!
The fact is that it is becoming a simple part of my life. A balanced way of life that I incessantly strive towards. Getting the exercise and the peace of mind while continuing to be productive is a winning strategy to me!
Do you have any productive and fun ways to efficiently multitask? Or suggestions of where some enjoyable and challenging bike trails are in the Bay Area? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Mindfulness in the workplace has been the root to Avneesh’s efficiency and achievements with his ventures. He illustrates how to be diligent and “tuned-in” to circumstances surrounding the objectives at hand. Being aware of the reality for one’s project parameters, company, respective industry and competitors creates opportunity. It expands capabilities from limited resources and neutralizes fear that is commonly used as a diversion by the opposition. Eliminating vulnerability occurs when one is present to what is an authentic opening and what is an illusion. Practicing constant discernment allows one to focus strengths and energy into revenue producing situations while carrying forward confidence among colleagues and/or employees. Sustaining discernment in the workplace quiets the mind from competitor distractions and allows the space for timely action with conviction. This directly leads to revenue and positions for future growth. Most importantly mindfulness is the basis for knowing where you and/or your company is now. Today!
Now that I want to order one immediately, it reminds me of the wonderful childhood moments. Sharing food with family, visiting relatives, friends and having productive business lunches. One never knew what to expect as arguments to insatiable laughter were always had. More poignant moments were with my extremely driven, well-accomplished and highly respected father. Though he recently passed away his teachings, silence, frustrations and smile will always be frozen in time at the Great Wall. Where the Mighty Egg Roll is beyond satisfactory and life’s journey and lessons can only be cherished and reflected upon.
Till the next tid bit ….
In all out truth, the tastiest egg rolls in all of my national and international travels. Found only in my hometown of Rockford, IL. More importantly found in the legendary Chinese restaurant, The Great Wall. Ah yes, the Great Wall. It doesn’t realize what it has in the darkness of their hidden kitchen. Behind a magnificently large piece of sculpture-like art work that hangs 10 feet across. Of course the heart of all its character doesn’t lay in the belly of the kitchen but in the forever echoing voice of the former owner’s wife. Her cheerful greetings, respect for all her patrons and genuine care for my family creates a sense of comfort and familiarity. It’s truly where the magic happens. Don’t forget, her most admirable quality is that she doesn’t give into the wannabe Spring Roll. It’s not on the same paper-thin wrap that is the size of a roll of quarters. Nope, this has a thicker wrap that has been moderately fried and is thicker than a Bucyrus brat. Filled with minced meat and lightly spiced salad that keeps you wanting more. Complimented with red sweet sauce topped with a dab of yellow horseradish sauce. Just enough to give it that zing that makes one’s mouth water.
Till the next tid bit ….
No better way to begin the adventures of my blog then to share one of the greatest food items in my life! Although my journey is predominantly associated with successful business ventures in Medical and Real Estate, professional advancement based on integrity and strength in family, I must let the World know about the Mighty Egg Roll. Not just any egg roll. An egg roll that will always be a meaningful and edible part of my life. It can be had on its own or as an appetizer to the original Black Bean Chicken. I state “original” simply because like the egg roll, this dish is prepared like no other. Prepared with actual jalapeno peppers!
Till the next tid bit ….