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Hi you!

Hey! Middle of the month this time (kinda)….
We are eeking our way back to 2-4 times a month.
It takes me 20x longer to get down to writing these than it does writing them. Hmmmm

Once I decide on a 
proper new -regular- release schedule,
I’ll let you know!
Until then…….Onward!
 
   
 
 
 

Who Are You In Your Business?

I am

I am the unknown future
The inconvenient existence
The needed connection
The desired solace
A misplaced itch, unable to be relieved
To you of course…
To me….
An unfolding mystery
Clay formed, but not yet fired
A progressive mass of potentiality
A light casting shadows
The change personified, the missing piece
I am
-Sheahadin Jeffers

 

Self-awareness and assessment is for more than spiritual awakening. Being aware of your role in your business is an important aspect of business ownership, management, and growth.

Although you may find yourself playing multiple positions, having a solid grasp on the role you play can dramatically improve your ability to Recognize, Engage, Communicate, and Execute. (Can we call that R.E.C.E.? OoOoo Acronym train still rolling!)

First, let’s clarify the meaning of a Role and a Position.
Role – Prescribed or expected behaviors.
Position – Status

Consider the roles a husband/wife plays in the household and family life. While they each hold a specific status, they fulfill many different roles; and how well they fulfill their roles, determines the success of the family.

The Roles in business (based on Adizes institute Worldwide's framework)

Producer – The maker of widgets and executor of projects, focused on making sure things get done, out the door, and that they are hitting their designated targets.
Activities/Tasks/Behaviors...
Factory, manufacturing, right tools for the job, focused creativity.
Likely to say...
  • “I got it!”
  • “The deadline is tomorrow!”
  • “Why don’t we have ________ ready?!”
Generally positions of..
Fulfillment, Expertise, and Product Skills

Administrator – Makes sure everything is in orderly fashion, double and triple checked.
Activities/Tasks/Behaviors...
Paperwork, Logistics, Rules, and Regulations.
Likely to say...
  • “This is what the book says.”
  • “That will be 2 weeks.”
  • “Sign here.”
  • “This first, that next, and those…..…THEN…these”
Generally positions of..
Management, Organization, and Maintenance

Integrator – Maintains relationships and the movement of ideas and products.
Activities/Tasks/Behaviors...
Negotiation, Communication, Consensus & Buy-in, Polling.
Likely to say...
  • “The boss says ______”
  • “Can you Please____?”
  • “They said that ____”,
  • “All in Favor of _____?”
Generally positions of..
HR, Sales, and Marketing

Entrepreneur – Looks beyond the horizon, the unfettered kite.
Activities/Tasks/Behaviors...
Dreams, Aspirations, Visions, Goals, Broad Creativity, and Exponential Innovation.
Likely to say...
  • ”So I have an idea…”
  • “We’re going to _____!”,
  • “All we need to do is _____!”
Generally positions of..
Executive/Consultant, Brand, and Innovation

I had a great video presentation that discussed the roles people fulfill in business and either I can’t find it or it was made private! Darn! Looked so long for it, but I found some other resources to help illustrate the various roles. And also allowed me to free float in my perspective.

So what roles are you fulfilling in your business?
(Yes…..…All of them………We..Know)
More importantly, in which roles are you the most/less effective? Once you consider this concept, you will have a clearer idea of what you need to fill your plate with, and the tasks better suited to delegation and partnership.

When you effectively fulfill a role, you are able to focus on specific areas of your business and Recognize elements of success, weakness, and stagnancy. Your ability to tactically Engage those inflection points rises, and when you need to include the support of others, you can concisely Communicate the need and Execute efficient actions to meet desired goals.

There is also a way to match this concept to the “life cycle” of your business…. Perhaps we can explore this more deeply in the blog?!


I would love to hear your thoughts! Let me know!
 
   
 
 
 

Are You Utilizing Your Super Power for Your Business?

Your business needs you! Not you….YOU!
 
As much as there are multiple roles to cover in a business, the thing that makes your business magic is the specific thing that you do well, how you do it, and the uniqueness of that capability.
Earl Nightingale mentions in his book “Lead the Field”, “The amount of money we receive will always be in direct ratio to the demand for what we do, our ability to do it, and the difficulty in replacing us.”

An important thing to note is: Your business super power may not actually be “business-related”!

Examples:
  • Your ability to create deep personal connections with others easily
  • A knack for curating excellent pairings of services, products, and/or people
  • Prolific, intriguing, evocative, and meaningful writing/speaking
  • Accurately anticipating social and economic trends
  • Ability to put ideas into efficient action
  • Effective teaching methods
"You are much stronger than you think you are. Trust me." – Superman

We return to the thought of self-awareness and assessment.
Knowing your strengths, and pushing them to the forefront of the actions you take in your business is a necessity.

The world needs that thing you have, in the way that only you can present it.

Consider Apple…
They are much like a rudderless ship without the unique combination of vision, innovation, personality, and charisma that was Steve Jobs.
(Oh…yeah...... you can have more than 1 as well. Explore…YOURSELF, stretch your mental muscles, and push the boundaries of your capabilities!)

“The greatest power on Earth is the magnificent power we all of us possess… the power of the human brain!” – Professor X


OoOo… perhaps an extended exploration via the blog, of the super power combinations of other successful business owners and entrepreneurs?
And that’s another thing!...Not all entrepreneurs are business owners


…Imma let that sit on your mind for a bit.

Follow to the blog →

Until next time, thanks for reading!
 
 
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