Are you outsourcing your thinking?

Going with the flow. Letting others tell you what to think, how to act, who to support, what your opinions should be.

Or do you think for yourself? Determine your own values and beliefs. Take a stand and fight for what you believe in.

My name’s Rashid Kotwal.

As a business leader, your job is to think, make decisions and act.

You need an internal compass which steers you. You set the agenda. Decide your direction. The values and beliefs your organisation and people live by.

That’s the makeup of a strong leader.

Now I’m not suggesting you don’t get external input. Of course, it’s useful to run ideas past other experts, people whose opinions you respect.

Look at all sides of an argument, but don’t get swayed by emotion. Some advisors will tell you what you want to hear, confirming your bias. Don’t fall into this trap.

Ultimately the decisions are yours. So take responsibility for them. You can’t blame someone else if things go wrong.

Guard against bubbles or sameness thinking.

Go against the grain, challenge the status quo and how things are typically done. This is the precursor to all innovation.

Thinking is the ultimate form of leverage. Using a small effort to produce a much larger outcome.

So think deeply, then act.

Till next time, this is Rashid Kotwal.


And… Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways we can help you grow your business…

1. Access a practical MBA of free material on business building topics of Mindset, Strategy, Marketing and Sales – Click Here

2. Discover How To Attract More High Value Clients. This free book reveals 12 Proven, Easy To Implement Strategies Which Will Help You Consistently Bring In A Steady Stream of New, High Value Clients! – Click Here

3: Improve your sales skills. The Professional Consultants guide to selling without pressure. A step by step guide for consultants, coaches and industry experts who want to predictably close more business. Honed over 18 years working with businesses in over 45 industries including professional services, property, construction, IT and manufacturing… It’s yours with our compliments! – Click Here

4. Work with us One-on-One. If you’d like to work with us personally, we’ll design a bespoke growth program designed around the 4 main components – Vision/leadership, strategy/business models, marketing and sales. Hit reply to this message and tell me a bit about your business and your goals, and I’ll get you all the details.

We're committed to sharing...
Over the years we've learnt a lot about growing a healthy business, so much we're going to share it with you. Our articles will inspire, motivate and guide you on your business building journey.