We Need the Keys to Be Successful!
Morning Routine- Sound Familiar?
Have you ever had one of those mornings where you are basically on auto pilot? You aren’t sure if you remembered to shampoo your hair or brush your teeth because consciously you’re zoned out for whatever reason. This morning was that way for me. (At least I think it was because I was kind of zoned out.)
It wasn’t until I got in my car that I was alerted back to present time. I have a push start/stop engine button. I’ve loved it. The thing is that it only works if you have your car keys in the car with you. According to my car, I did not have my car keys on me. The audacity of my car! After further investigation (a quick tap on my pockets) I realized that I in fact did NOT have my keys on me. So the bright red “no keys are present” light on my dashboard was correct. As my mind tried to solve this problem, the conclusion was the keys were still in my house, right where I put them when I got home last night.
Where Are Our Keys in Business?
Do we do this in business sometimes? Are you trying to drive the car without any keys? Not intentionally of course. The work days get muddled and start blending with all the other work days. You go from email to phone calls to putting out fires back to email to have weeks pass by or months or maybe even years. Then something alerts you and you come back to a conscious state and you say to yourself, “what the heck has happened?”
Without some sort of warning device to help you come back to the present, the danger is how much time can pass when you are just going through the motions. This is as much applicable to your business success as it is your personal life. If my car didn’t have that bright light, who knows how long I would have spent pushing the start engine button.
What’s Your Warning Device?
What do you do to help you stay present in your business? What warning devices have you setup in your working environment and life? We want to know. Share your methods below!
Learn more: The Doctrine of Attendance