Being proactive helps you to build a great business. Proactive equal success. Being reactive means you’ll have a failing business.
If you are caught in the reactionary then all you are doing is dealing with things which have already happened. However, to really make an impact with your business you need to be much more concerned with what is going to happen. You need to create the time and space to be proactive if you want to create the future.
Being proactive means taking a step back from the day to day hustle and bustle. Being proactive means creating headspace and creating a creative space. Being proactive means taking time to work on the business rather than in the business. Being proactive means trusting your team to run the business as you focus on driving it forward. Being proactive in a quickly growing small company can be the hardest thing in the world to do. But you simply have to do it.
Spend half of your day working on ways to improve, grow and develop your business, on ways to drive towards the next phase of growth. Be ruthlessly self-disciplined.
Build a team and structure that allows you to flex. That allows you the space and time to be proactive.
Being informed and connected is a disadvantage when it steals your time to think and make a real difference.
Be busy -busy or make a difference. It’s your call. Decide, before it is too late.