I did the StandOut Assessment by Mark Buckingham today and had to chuckle when I read one of the phrases used to describe me “I find I learn best when I experiment”.
This has always been the case with me. When I was in one of my first jobs I needed to uninstall a program. I requested help from IT, but I did not receive a response in what I considered a timely fashion.
I had a conversation with myself about how I should go about uninstalling the program. Now this was YEARS ago (DOS era) before it was standard operating procedure. I was sure that the machine would self-destruct if I did something this radical.
I stopped, thought to myself “what is the worst thing that will happen?” and proceeded to uninstall the program. I successfully uninstalled the program and the world did not stop spinning.
I Love to Experiment
In some ways my experimenting in instinctual. When I cook I experiment with ingredients and never make the same dish the same way twice. Thankfully my husband and children are used to my experimenting and are willing go along for the ride.
I experiment with new software all the time. I am constantly asking myself how the software can make what I do more productive. Can this one program replace two or three others that I use? Sometimes I think I am the trial queen. It is not the new shiny object syndrome but more of WOW there is something new I can learn syndrome.?
What About You
Is experimenting one of your strengths? For some people it isn’t. Your strengths lie in other areas and you rock in those areas. How is that affecting your business?
- Are you stuck?
- Are you afraid to move forward in your business?
- Do you need help finding the next steps?
Do you know there is more out there for you and your business? Contact me today and let me help! I will listen to you and help you determine the next steps. Let’s grow your business into the thriving, successful enterprise that you know you can have.
I look forward to hearing from you!