Making Intentional Business Decisions
I have no idea how many people this blog will reach— if it will be one, fifty, or hundreds. Quite honestly, the numbers don’t matter. If I can inspire and educate even one entrepreneur on their journey that’s enough for me! My goal is to provide content each week that helps entrepreneurs (or those aspiring to be) to grow, find power in owning their story, and to propel them towards success by developing and living their personal brand. The intention of this blog is simple— provide inspiration, explore useful business strategies, ask thought provoking questions, and share interviews with successful entrepreneurs who contribute their best business advice!
That brings me to today. I encourage you, right here, right now, to make a commitment to show up with intention in your business from this day forward. There are countless decisions to be made as an entrepreneur like: where to spend your money, how to use your time, what tasks to complete next, and the list goes on. So do the options! With numerous products, programs, software, apps, training courses, books, videos etc. to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and make impulsive choices that don’t really serve you or your business. Aren’t you exhausted just thinking about it? Therefore, we must make it a point to slow down and put thought into our actions. To be intentional. But how do you do that?
Here are some questions that I find helpful to ask yourself when making intentional business decisions:
Will this decision…
make my business or me more productive, more efficient, or faster? Will it save me time?
make my client’s experience with me better?
give me a positive return on my investment?
result in more financial costs or burdens in the future? Can I afford those?
get me closer to achieving one or more of my goals?
create more demand on my time or energy? And do I have that to give?
be a positive or negative influence on me or my business?
be in alignment with my values, my mission, and my vision?
reflect my personal brand?
Being en entrepreneur inevitably means you will make mistakes. But that’s how we learn, grow, and become better. Sometimes we have the best intention for our actions, but it doesn’t always turn out the way we planned. That’s unavoidable. We can’t always predict the outcome of our choices. Remember to extend yourself some grace if you make decisions that don’t end up working out like you hoped. I do wholeheartedly believe though, that making a conscious effort to be intentional with business decisions is a critical way to reduce negative outcomes. If you’re feeling stuck or unsure at any point, I hope you’ll revisit these questions I’ve suggested above. The answer you need is in there!
If you’re reading this post now, then I want to say congratulations! And thank you. Because you have already made an intentional choice to positively invest in your life and business! I hope you’ll continue to join me for new, and what I hope you’ll find as valuable, content to grow in both your life and business. Until next time…
♥ Mandi A.
P.S. I’d love to hear from you! Leave some comments and let me know: Did you find this week’s content helpful? What areas of your business are you struggling with? What questions do you need answered?