A business can never succeed if you are always working IN the business rather than ON the business. If each day we focus on putting out the fires, in getting through our to do lists and managing cash flow; the business may be failing miserably and we will have no idea.
Only if a person steps back and asks the tough questions will the business remain healthy. Am I meeting my goals? What is my long-term strategy? Am I aligned with my mission? Should the business still exist? Is it adapting to changing realities? Etc
This Hebrew month of Elul in preparation for Rosh Hashanah is called Chodesh Hacheshbon (the month of honest accounting) and it is meant for us to do just that. To make a true accounting of how we are running our business of life and if it is succeeding in meeting goals and mission.
Spend a few minutes on that today…
May your business of life thrive with purpose, meaning and happiness!
Menachem Mendel Bluming based on Hayom Yom