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Getting Back to Your Passion: How to Stop Drowning in Details

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If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed with the aspects of running a business, the key is to reignite the spark that fuels your passion. 

Your passion is your why—why you do what you do. To hone in on your purpose and why it’s important to create a mission statement. A mission statement can help identify your personal and business core values and get you to start thinking about the big picture.

The big picture can help you avoid burnout and minimize distractions that get in the way of your long-term goals. 

For business support, executive coaching can help you reach your business goals, run your business like a CEO, and help you get back to your passion!

The Importance of Big Picture Thinking

Big picture thinking is a buzzword you may have heard when it comes to operating and running a business, but what does it mean? Big picture thinking is taking a look at a concept or idea in its entirety instead of each small detail.

Of course, small details make up the big picture, but when you’re able to look at the system in place as a whole, you can strategize, consider different perspectives, and adapt to your long-term goals.

When you look at the big picture, you are less likely to stress about the small details that won’t matter in the long run. Heavily focusing on the small details can keep you up at night and lead to feeling burnt out or becoming distracted from your long-term goals.

Hiring a coach can help navigate your business objectives and give you the tools to develop and grow the skills needed to succeed.

Avoiding Burnout

Burnout. It’s a state of mental and physical exhaustion that can suck the joy out of what you do. High levels of stress can contribute to burnout, which can happen when you’re too focused on the small details. 

Ambition and hard work are key attributes of a leader, but if you start neglecting your own needs, you can begin to feel burnt out. If you can’t succeed due to burnout, neither can your business.

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Signs of burnout can include:

  • Exhaustion
  • Isolation
  • Irritability
  • Feeling ill

If you begin to feel any signs of burnout, take a step back and look at the bigger picture. You may have started to drown yourself in the details without even realizing it. 

Getting Rid of Distractions

Eliminating distractions starts with focus. Having clear goals and objectives for your business allows your work and decision-making to center around achieving what you’ve set out to accomplish. 

Creating a schedule or road map can help layout your ideas and help you execute your work. When you can see the big picture of the path to success, the distractions diminish. 

Distractions can be sneaky and limit your ability to think big picture. Identifying potential distractions and creating habits that help you avoid sweating the small details can be key to your success. This can include:

  • Stop trying to achieve perfection—the more you try to achieve perfection, the more you’ll find yourself tweaking the small details and delaying progress.
  • Feel comfortable delegating tasks—even though you may feel it’s better to take on tasks yourself, you can’t accomplish everything independently.

Turn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities

If you find that you’re someone who tends to focus on the details, hiring a business mentor can help you achieve entrepreneurial success. Experience should be shared, especially the knowledge gained from failures.

To stop drowning in the details, start thinking about the big picture, and get back to your passion, book a complimentary consultation today!

Written by Dr. Scott Colonna

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