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. It also means what works for you as a business owner might not work as well for someone else – and vice versa. That’s why it’s so important to understand your own productivity style, strengths, and weaknesses.
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!
Running a business is challenging enough. Why make it harder than it needs to be?
Learning to work within your strengths, and putting a plan in place to fill in the gaps your weaknesses create, brings calm to the chaos. It reduces the stress of being a business owner who is trying to wear too many hats and relieves that sense that you’re fighting a battle every day – with yourself.
Uncovering and evaluating your temperament and natural style can be the difference between stress, frustration and burnout or productivity and profits that flow easily.
Assessing your Natural Productivity Style will bring answers you can use to increase productivity and reduce stress.
What really motivates you and what is the best way to keep that internal motivation going for you?
How do you view and use your time?
Do 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? If so, why is this difficult for you?
Do you avoid confrontations and dealing with problems that are affecting your business or do you tackle things head on?
Do you perform better in a vibrant environment, or do you need quiet to do your best work?
Are you energized by working on a collaborative team, or do you prefer to work alone?
How do you communicate best?
There are no “right” or “wrong” answers to those questions. It’s just a matter of understanding who you are, how you work best, and how you manage life and business in the day-to-day.
A healthy dose of insight goes a long way to reducing the stress of business ownership and maximizing the potential 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.
As the business owner, you ARE your business, and its potential for success or failure rests in your hands. Give your dream the best possible chance for success!
How business owners naturally like to do things is often the missing piece in finding solutions to the challenges business owners face, but it is a critical piece in implementing the solutions needed to help business owners thrive. 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.