My continuous quest for ideas to help leaders do business better led me to this article by Justin Breen. Justin is the founder and CEO of BrEpic, a PR company that leverages a brand's unique story to grow. In that work he interviews hundreds of high-performing entrepreneurs.
He's identified 8 patterns of these leaders that appear repeatedly. I find these concepts appearing often with the coaches and mentors I work with.
Hopefully without stealing too much of Justin's thunder, I'll summarize the core concepts in these ideas:
- Formulaic approach to difficulties and obstacles:
—–Identify, create an action plan, execute, get on with business
- Abundance mindset
- Confidence (not arrogance)
I'll leave Justin to flesh out these concepts and put them in action for you.
These all appear to be pretty simple ideas. It can be difficult to keep the discipline to apply them when things get tough. A somewhat crude quote I love, which illustrates this concept well, is:
“When you're up to your ass in alligators it’s difficult to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp”.
The source of that quote eludes me. I think we can all relate to it.