As shop owners, we face distractions all day, every day. There is always something or someone demanding our attention or distracting us from the tasks we know we must complete. How many times have you left work thinking, “what did I even get done today?” There is always a deadline looming or a promise made that weighs upon you. It sometimes amazes me how much we do get accomplished. Yet, so often as a shop owner and a coach, I see the tasks with the highest value avoided. The important long-term value for the business, growth or stability tasks are ignored. Why? I do understand becoming distracted and overwhelmed but sometimes, it is clearly something more.
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