Throughout most of our lives, we are programmed to clear paths to reach our next goal, our next phase of life. For many, it is always looking at the past or planning for the future which can bring chaos and negate the purpose of why you are clearing your path.
Instead of looking backwards or forwards, try instilling the belief of being in the now with a steady direction leading the way to your future. When beginning to think about Succession Planning, a future someday without your business, it is okay to dream but remember to be in the moment. One way to begin being in the now is to list everything you are thankful for…within your business and personal life.
When asked, most business owners agree the overall all one thing they are most grateful for is their insight and bravery of starting a business. Not an easy feat, whether self-employed or as an established company with many employees.
Many agree, but declare their gratitude is shared for and with their employees. And believe if not for their employees, they would not thrive as a business owner. Weekly, if not daily, try to take a moment to initiate thoughts to what you are most thankful for….then, begin to share your gratitude……
You will see, as you live in the now, looking back at lessons and planning ahead becomes much more enjoyable and less problematic. When it comes to your business and the thought of someday leaving your business, remember successful Exit Planning begins in the now with sharing what you are thankful for today.