Break Things To Make Things!
When I was 14, I bought a motorbike from my brother.
I loved it but, because of my age, I couldn’t ride it for two years. So, I decided to take it apart – I dismantled it completely. I began to understand how it all worked, what each piece did, and how the components functioned together. I then set about rebuilding it. I cleaned or repaired or replaced every piece. The bike ran like a dream.
During this enforced lockdown, I have been applying a similar process to my business. I have been dismantling it piece by piece and questioning everything, looking at all the assumptions, structures, and systems that make up what I do, and how, and why I do it.
Asking questions like:
- What is working?
- What is not working?
- What is making me joyful?
- What feels heavy?
- Where am I being successful?
- Where am I failing?
- What would happen if I changed my team?
- How can I achieve more with less effort?
- What lies am I telling myself?
- Where do I want my business to be in 3 years?
- What do I need to change now to make that happen?
I am now slowly rebuilding – I am it letting go of everything that is superfluous, doesn’t create the results I want, or no longer makes me happy.