What To Do When You Feel Like You Are Always Behind – Behind the Scenes

When you are always behind, you will struggle to move forward. The feeling of being behind is negative energy that pulls you away from your highest level of thinking. As I share with you today, when you are always behind, you have to be intentional about how you make the next move. I was the CEO of a fast-growth company, and I give you two things that you can do that will help you lead your people even when you always feel behind.

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You Are Always Behind: The Transcript

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Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

Have you ever felt behind at work, you know, you walk in, you already know that all the stuff that needs to be done, and you’re behind? Well, many times, it happens not just on Mondays, but every day of the week. For me, when I was running a fast-growing company, it was every day, I fell behind, I felt like it could never catch up, I felt like no matter how many extra hours I put in the night before, how many focused hours I work, how many hours I put in the period, I could never catch up.

Do you want to know what I did to change that, and I’m going to go through the two things that you need to focus on, that will help you change that. But let’s just back up for a second. If you have that feeling, you know that it doesn’t give you the place to really solve the challenges and the problems in front of you. Because feeling behind is negative energy that you’re carrying with you. And that you can’t be as creative and innovative, as thoughtful as you need to be. If you feel behind, you feel rushed. And you feel like you’ve got to just get through one thing and move to the next and move to the next. And you probably feel overwhelmed. I say all this because this is how I felt.

The two things that I did in order to rise above this feeling was one is I started scheduling time to think a lot of times that we just don’t have time to think because we’re so busy. And so we don’t take it. And that’s dangerous because that doesn’t give us a chance to rise up 30,000 feet above the business and say what’s really going on here, what’s most important? Why is this problem or challenge keep coming up? Why are we still doing this and cycling through this issue, because you get to take time to think and this isn’t time for you to do your email or catch up on a few things. This is time to rise above and really look at the business may be as an objective third party if you can.

That first thing time to think is very important for you as a leader. But most people aren’t scheduling it aren’t intentional about it. So I’m putting a spotlight on it here for you. The second thing behind this is to have a conversation with someone that really is an objective party. I actually hired Linda in my business about 20 years ago. And to be exact about 18 years ago, 2002 when my business was at about a million hiring Linda, as my coach helped me go from a million to about 5 million in revenue. And the main benefit behind that was she was an objective party and ask questions that I wasn’t asking myself, she wasn’t emotionally attached to the business like I was. And so I got someone to help me do this. And help me figure out what I needed to focus on. And I only work with Linda for a short period of time. But it was one of the most powerful relationships I had in my business because she taught me to take time. And to ask the same questions over and over. And when I do that, even today, it’s even much better than it was back then. And all this to say is if you take time to think, and you take time to talk about some your issues with someone that’s not emotionally attached, then you can have a sounding board that will allow you to make some clear decisions, be committed to those decisions, and you can move forward and address them so that you no longer feel behind.

I went through this but you can actually learn from what I learned. And it took me years to figure out you can learn just by listening to this video. When I was running this fast-growing company, I was trying to solve the problems for my people. And that was a problem. The biggest benefit out of that conversation was that as a leader, should I be solving these problems?

Or should I let them solve the problems for themselves? And it hit me like a ton of bricks, I realized that I was actually causing all of this chaos inside the business because I wanted to control I wanted to be of service, I was really spinning my wheels as a leader when I had this thought in my mind. And Linda helped me see otherwise. All this to be said is when you step back from your business, you have a chance to actually rise above what’s really going on and see it for what it really is. And that’s what I’m asking you to do today. And when you think about growing your business, I want you to think about what does it take for you to be a visionary leader. And being a visionary leader means that you actually are taking time to think that’s one of the things that they get right? If you were to find out the other four things because I just put together this short one page kind of article on the five things visionary leaders get right.

All you have to do is go to genehammett.com/resources. You’ll find it right there. If you get those five things, right, you could actually step up beyond your issues and challenges and lead the company from a place where your team really feels that that sense of leadership and they’re connected together because of it. When you think about leadership and you think about growth, think about growth, Think Tank. As always lead with courage. We’ll see you next time.

Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

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