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Ep. 50 – You NEED to Make Space to Think About Your Business

A Guide to Creating Space for Thinking in Your Business with 4 Simple Routines

In the world of entrepreneurship we are journeying through, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routines of running a business. However, taking the time to create space for strategic thinking and reflection can be a game-changer for your business. 

Today, we’re exploring the importance of adding room to think, reflect, and plan in your business, as well as practical tips on how to incorporate what I think is a vital practice into your schedule.

The Selah Entrepreneur Podcast - Episode 50

The Need for Space to Think in Your Business

As entrepreneurs, especially for women running businesses from home, the idea of adding more tasks to an already busy schedule can feel overwhelming. However, creating space to think is essential for running a business that aligns with your strategic goals and intentions. 

Without dedicated time for pausing, and reflecting about how you and your business is doing, you may find yourself constantly reacting to situations rather than proactively planning for success.

Here are 4 Practical Tips for Creating Space to Think

1. Morning No Tech Routine: For me, this means taking my dogs for a morning walk without tech (except for my camera!) which gives me a peaceful environment to think, breathe, and reflect on business. Your morning routine may look different, and that is more than okay. The point is to disconnect from technology, reduce distraction, and create time for undisturbed thinking.

2. Daily Gratitude Practice: Starting a daily gratitude practice specifically focused on your business can shift your perspective and help you see the positive aspects of your entrepreneurial journey. Learning to look for, record, and take note of the things you are grateful for about your business can help reduce stress and anxiety, and help you see your business differently.

3. Weekly Examen and Business Review: Setting aside time each week for a time to pause and review your business can keep you on track and prepared for the upcoming week. Acknowledging the good, seeing the frustrating, and releasing it all to God is a power routine. Then taking the time to review the week ahead helps you enter it prepared and intentional instead of reacting and putting out so many fires. 

4. Monthly and Quarterly Business Reviews: As a business owner, you need to know your business numbers and stats. This is another critical piece of reviewing and thinking about your business. When you commit to monthly and quarterly reviews, and make a point of knowing how your business is growing will provide you valuable insights for driving strategic decision-making and long-term success.

 Benefits of Strategic Thinking in Business:

By incorporating intentional practices to create space think about and reflect on your business, you can experience many different benefits:

  • Continue your clarity journey and make sure you are focused on your business priorities.
  • Strategic and intentional decision-making based on facts not just guesses. 
  • Reduce stress and anxiety through adding healthy review routines to your schedule.
  • Increased efficiency and productivity by staying ahead of tasks and goals

Dedicating time to think, reflect, and plan in your business is not a luxury but a necessity for sustainable growth and success. By implementing just one of these simple yet impactful practices such as a morning no-tech routine, gratitude exercises, and regular business reviews, you can cultivate a strategic mindset that can help your business move forward with purpose and intention. 

Remember, creating space for strategic thinking is not just about your business’s bottom line but also about nurturing your well-being as an entrepreneur.

And if you’re looking to kickstart a daily gratitude habit, check out our seven-day starter kit at https://selahstudios.co/gratitude

What about you? Your turn:

  • What practices grab you the most?
  • How do you plan to incorporate space for strategic thinking into your business routine?

Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. 

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