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Slow entrepreneur: when you hear the word “slow” how does it make you feel? does it feel liberating, like someone’s handed you a cup of tea and invited you to sit window-side while watching a light rain come down outside? or does it feel limiting, as if someone’s added 100 pound weights to your ankles while you’re trying to run a marathon? when it comes to running our businesses, i believe there are some misconceptions around what slowing down could truly mean for success. in fact, i believe that choosing to produce at a “slower” rate could actually speed-up your process. hear me out.
over the years of running canopy, i’ve worked with a fair share of business owners. i’ve seen a broad range of work styles that span from fast-paced multitaskers to slow, focused monotaskers. while there is certainly a case to be made for both execution styles, what surprises me over and over again is how much faster the slow, focused monotaskers complete their projects over their faster-paced, multi-tasking counterparts. the difference isn’t slight. so what’s going on here?
while fast-paced multitasking may help you complete day-to-day activities more quickly (short term), in the long run, spreading yourself thin ends up bogging you down (long term). conversely, focused monotasking may feel slower day-to-day, but allows you to achieve your goals faster. in essence, multitasking may be a quicker short term solution, but paced monotasking is faster long term. so, if you’re frustrated trying to tackle multiple goals at the same time and making very little progress, perhaps it’s time to switch gears. take a moment to slow down, consider your top priority, eliminate nonessential activity, and create a focused game plan for executing your vision one step at a time. you just might find you reach your goals much faster, and have a little more time for the things that bring you joy. | #slowentrepreneur
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