The number of decisions entrepreneurs make on a daily basis can be astounding. On any given day there can be multiple big or small choices that can affect the future in significant ways. Decisions such as what opportunities to keep putting their hard work into and which ones to move on from, for example.
One tactic many entrepreneurs have started doing to keep their heads level throughout the day is asking themselves specific questions to keep them on track with hitting their goals. Doing this makes it easier for you to stay focused on what’s most important and will help lead you to your desired outcome. When you understand your motivations and deeper feelings that surround your business you can more easily clarify your plans for the future. Here are some questions you can use as a daily check-in before you hit the office.
1. Why are you doing what you do?
This is one of the most powerful questions you can ask yourself. It forces you to examine your desires, impulses, and morals. When you ask yourself this question, you can reinforce and remind yourself of the reasons why you have chosen to walk this path. If you don’t know the answer to this question, you may need to reconsider some things.
2. What is the purpose of your company?
Can you answer this question in one sentence only? If you’re having trouble, remember your mission statement which should clearly, and in a few words, embody the heart of your company. The heart of your company is the foundation on which everything else is built upon and reminding yourself of it before you get to work can help you make decisions more efficiently.
3. What’s your business standpoint right now?
Where is your business right now? Answering this question will give you an emotional and analytical assessment of your business. How are you feeling emotionally about how things have been moving? What about logistically? What’s going right and what needs to change? Think of this one as a check-in. It can easily show you when a shift is necessary.
4. What’s next?
What’s next for you? For your business? This is one of the most critical questions to ask yourself. As an entrepreneur, you need to be able to look towards the future and anticipate what’s next for both you and your company. Change is inevitable, do what you can to make it work in your favor!