186 | Slowing Down To Go Fast

00 | Welcome to the Accidental Business Owner Podcast

What You'll Discover In This Episode:

  • The Benefits Of Slowing Down Even When You Don’t Want To
  • The First Thing To Go When Things Get Busy
  • What Happens When You Invest In Others
  • Why You Go Into Fire-Fighting Mode And How To Stop
  • So Much More!

Have you ever woken up and casually said to yourself, Today, I’m going to slow down and learn… plan… train my team… take more breaks?

Probably not. 

That’s because the first thing you do when you’re ready to get down to business in the morning is check your emails and voicemails, make your way down your task list, or start putting out the fires that demand your attention.

You have plenty to work on from the minute you start your workday (if you’re fortunate enough) until the clock strikes get-me-outta-here.

Like most business owners, you’re kept busy by all the tasks and activities it takes to run a successful business. So busy, that you never slow down.

You’re constantly racing around in your fast-paced work environment tending to the people, tasks, and projects that need your attention.

You’re constantly rushing from meeting to phone call to client appointment without so much as a glass of water.

You’re constantly pushing yourself to your physical and mental limits in the name of getting more done and leading your team to victory.

You’re also constantly flirting with the absolute sabotage of your success in business.


By not taking the time to slow down.

You may tell yourself you don’t have the time to slow down, but let me tell you… you don’t have the time NOT to slow down.

Baking a cake from scratch, having only glanced at the recipe instead of carefully reading through each step, is a sure way to screw up dessert and the same is true in business.

If you don’t slow down to learn/plan/train your team/take breaks/etc., you’re robbing yourself of the sweet results you could taste if you had. 

Quite simply, intentionally slowing down to focus on what may seem like counterproductive activities, will help you move toward your goals faster and more effectively.

Don’t believe me?

Tune into this week’s episode of Productivity Straight Talk where I dive into the activities you could be doing today to help you get to your goal’s finish line faster tomorrow. 

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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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