Using Your Strengths for Ease, Flow, and Better Results
The Importance of Discovering Your Natural Productivity Style
We’re all just a little different. We each have our own unique style and way we naturally prefer doing things or do things best. It’s part of who we are. That means the way you run your business may be slightly different from other business owners. What works for you as a business owner might not work as well for someone else – and vice versa.
It also means you may be making things harder than they need to be by not being true to who you are and how you would work best.
Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t one “best way” to do things. But there is a best way for you. The key is to learn to work within your natural style, rather than feeling like you’re fighting a battle every day – with yourself.
A healthy dose of insight goes a long way to reducing the stress of business ownership and maximizing the potential of your business.
Do you know what really motivates you and the best way to keep that internal motivation going?
Do you get frustrated because you tend to second-guess yourself or miss out on opportunities because you couldn’t make a decision or move quickly enough?
Do you struggle to consistently stay on-task with projects and meet deadlines?
Do you avoid confrontations and dealing with problems that are affecting your business or do you tackle things head on?
There are no “right” or “wrong” answers to those questions. Again, it’s just a matter of understanding who you are and how you manage life in the day-to-day.
Uncovering and evaluating your temperament and natural style can be the difference between stress, frustration and burnout or productivity and profits that flow easily.
As you might’ve guessed from the questions above, your Natural Productivity Style plays a bigger role in the running of your business than you may have imagined.
Your Natural Productivity Style influences…
- How you make decisions, which affects your ability to problem solve and achieve your goals
- How you use your time, what motivates you, and how effective you are in the day-to-day
- How you communicate and prefer others communicate with you, which can affect relationships with employees, vendors and colleagues, as well as your ability to sell and market your business
- How much order and structure you require to focus and complete tasks
- How you work best in terms of pacing projects and tasks
- What your ideal work environment would be. For example, do you thrive in a dynamic environment or would you benefit from a more controlled work space that minimizes distractions?
- Your preference for working alone vs working on a team, and what strategies could help you improve in your weaker area.
- What kind of a leader you are
Every one of those factors affect the successful running of your business!
If you can understand your Natural Productivity Style and learn to work with it, rather than against it, you will IGNITE your personal productivity, reduce stress, AND increase your profits.
I’ve always believed in finding out who my clients are and how they naturally like to do things. Why? Because understanding how you work best – and taking the time to gain that clarity – ensures the right systems, processes, and solutions are put in place for your business.
That’s the beauty of Prescription for Success and learning to work within your Natural Productivity Style. It’s not one-size-fits-all. It’s based on you and your business, as well as your unique style and needs.
Identifying your Natural Productivity Style allows you to determine your strengths – so you can play to those strengths and shine. It also allows you to find any weaknesses you might have, so you can face them honestly and come up with a solid plan to either improve yourself or outsource tasks to fill in those gaps.
Working within your strengths and filling in the gaps where weaknesses exist is a big part of your Prescription for Success.
After all, as the business owner, you ARE your business and its potential for success or failure rests in your hands. Why not give your dream the best possible chance for success!