As a small business owner you probably find yourself covering a range of roles with not enough time to do any very well, so the thought of taking time out about how things are going in your business probably seems totally mad.
But if you can manage to build reflection into your routine it can provide extremely valuable insights into how your business is running and making sure it’s aiming for the right kind of goals and milestones.
You’d be amazed at the solutions you can find, when you take time out to think about why certain problems keep happening, and then changing a system or a process that is impacting upon this.
One thing to remember is that when you are engaging in the act of reflective practice you can’t leave it as thinking for thinkings sake but rather the reflection has to lead to action which can then be reflected upon and further action taken and so on and so forth.
Once you start with this it really becomes a virtuous cycle and one you’ll not regret embedding as a habit.
Without the margin to reflect on these things you are destined to move from one fire to the next without every finding out who or what is lighting them!
(If you don’t know where to start with any of this, head over to google and type in reflective questions for small businesses and you’ll find loads of examples to get you started.)
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