Scale Up Your Business Podcast
Slowing Down To Speed Up
‘I like to create successful businesses and creating successful businesses doesn’t actually mean being all over the place. It’s about balance, those who are the most successful are those who have balance overall’
Nick explains the vital role slowing down to speed up has in ensuring there is a balance in your business.
It can be easy to lose sight of your vision when you are rushing around and your business can feel chaotic but by following Nick’s advice and taking the quantum world view you can find focus and by slowing down be present and work with intention to solve the challenges that will move your business successfully forward.
If things aren’t going the way you want them to, this advice could be the answer, listen in and try it out.
VUCA - a way of thinking about the world
Volatility - the rate of change
Uncertainty being unclear about the present
Complexity - multiple key decision factors at any one time
Ambiguity - lack of clarity about the meaning of an event
The Newtonian world view – where business leaders strive for control and structure.
Engagement in a quick discussion and moving in a controlled and quick way from A to B in a straight-line fits in the Newtonian world.
The quantum world view expresses that everything is connected. It’s an acceptance that there are challenges, they are complex and recognises the need to pace the speed of work, sometimes slowing down for deeper dialogue to understand challenges, along with increased speed in other areas.
If your business is feeling chaotic, you can take the quantum view accepting the challenges you have and that they will get more complex. By pacing your work and trusting that solutions are available you can be present with intention and focus.
If you are doing to-do lists but it’s not moving the big priorities forward then the business is not going to get to where you want it to be
By slowing down being more intentional, more focused you are going to do the things that will have an impact on your business much more quickly.
‘To lead teams and be really effective and inspiring you need to be able to be present, you need to be an effective leader of yourself before you can effectively lead others’
‘I have a very clear vision about where I want to go, a north star, that guides me then it’s all about goals and the steps to achieve those’
‘If you are planning don’t have too many priorities, have 3 to5 priorities at any one time and get really focused so there is no possible way they are not going to happen’
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The Prosperous Coach book by Rich Litvin & Steve Chandler
The Surrender Experiment book by Michael A Singer
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ABOUT THE HOST
My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor.
My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.
Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.
I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.
My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.