Take a moment to ponder

July 25, 2013 By    

Have you ever noticed when you buy a new car, you see the same vehicle everywhere? Our minds work like that.

Our subconscious is always on the lookout for new information when we focus on something, even though we may be doing something unrelated. You can put that strength to work by selecting 13 topics that are important in your business life – one per week for the quarter.

Block out a certain time each week to close your office door and concentrate on the subject. Topics may include retirement preparation or exit strategy, family life, a five-year plan, health or finances. By the end of each quarter, you will have covered all of your topics.

Start again at the top of the list so that by the end of one year, you will have covered each topic four times. Keep a sheet of legal paper for each subject to take notes and add your thoughts and experiences. Download articles that are relevant as you discover them.

Just as you stop what you’re doing when you hear change dropping to the floor, you’ll be alert to valuable information that normally would have escaped your notice.

Sometimes the best advice is just to “think about it.”

Ken Albrecht is president of Reliable Propane in Clarence Center, N.Y. Visit www.reliablepropane.com.

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