141 | Step One: Admit You’re The Problem

141 | Step One: Admit You’re The Problem
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What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • Why Your Days Seem To Get Hijacked
  • The Solution To Many Of Your Challenges In Business
  • What Factors Influence Your Productivity
  • Which App That Will Make You’re the Most Productive
  • So Much More!

I’ve got a question for you…

If your business is a car, who is driving it?

Yep. I had no doubt you’d say you.

But if that’s the case, why do you blame everyone and everything else when your business isn’t doing well? When your marketing isn’t working? When your selling strategies aren’t converting? When you’re late to a meeting? You double-booked a client? Your printer isn’t working?

Perhaps you need to take a good, long look in the mirror and stop blaming others when you didn’t follow your marketing coaches suggestions to a tee, booked your client appointments while distractedly listening to your kid talk about his day, or failed to replace that super outdated printer that had been miscommunicating with your computer for weeks.

You see, as much as it’s convenient to blame others for our lack of success, the truth is we get in our own way more than other people do. Your #1 productivity challenge might just be yourself.

You are in the driver’s seat of your business. No one else. Sure, pedestrians, dogs, roadkill, and other obstacles will be in your path but it’s your job to steer around them, just as it’s your job to be in control of everything that comes your way in business.

Once you start taking ownership of your productivity (or lack thereof), you’ll be empowered to find solutions.

In this week’s episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I dive into the topic of taking ownership of whatever is holding you back from success. I talk about not judging yourself, but observing then empowering yourself to change your circumstances for the better. And it all starts with admitting you’re the problem.

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Amber De La Garza is The Productivity Specialist! Amber helps small business owners maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most by improving their time management and elevating their productivity! Amber is a sought after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, host of the Small Business Straight Talk Podcast, and creator of Leverage Lab®.

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