I have been saying for years that I'm going to clean out this or that, and here I am years later, with those areas of my life still cluttered with stuff. Today may have finally given me the incentive I need. I was gathering up tools from our "tool room" when I noticed two boxes under a table saw.
When I pulled them out, one was a brand new chainsaw that has never had fuel in it, and the other was a video course for a hobby that is on hold. I can't even remember when I bought the chain saw, but I do remember buying two in the past few years. The video course was bought in 2016.
Life and business is complicated enough without adding layers of obstacles that get you off course and keep you from accomplishing your highest and best goals. We've always heard people say, "Put things back when you're done with them, and you'll know where they are when you need them." That bit of wisdom is so very true, but easily ignored in a rush.
In business, what is working for you? How's your marketing going? Do you have something that works over and over? Are you using it regularly? Or, have you been lured away to the latest shiny thing? Once you've found a system that works for you, be slow to drop it off to the side while you play with other things.
When incorporating new and more up-to-date tools and techniques for business, be sure to keep your tried and true tools working. You may find the shiny new things don't work as well. If you sat your old tried and true systems aside, you may lose precious time and benefits they provided you in years gone by.
Finding that chainsaw was annoying. I've spent the money twice for one benefit. I could have spent the money once for the same results. Keep it together, and I mean, really keep it together so you always have the right tools at the right time to produce the right results. There is no sense in paying over and over for the same results. I do envy those who always know where everything is. It's a goal I aspire to one day. We can do the same in business. Those who have systems and tools in place to create a wonderful business can teach us a lot. I wonder if one of them is they know where their tools are everyday?