Articles Tagged ‘Slow down’

The Factory Week

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

I really believe the following phrase – “Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up.”

Last Thursday at the Reach Leadership Series, we learned a lot about how a local internet marketing firm, SmallBox, has clearly illustrated that there is enormous value in slowing down.
For the second time in less than 1 year, SmallBox has completed a program called Factory Week. During this process their company (all 15 of them) took off an entire week to focus on one thing – getting better.

All companies talk about how important it is to work “ON” the business instead of “IN” it all the time. However, very few actually do it.

SmallBox is one of the few that takes self-improvement seriously.

During this recent event, they completed more than 15 projects that included new products, systems and better procedures for exceeding customer expectations.

In a marketplace where everything tends to look the same, it takes real courage to be different.
Kudos to Jeb and the team for taking a chance and setting a great example for the rest of us.

C.J. McClanahan
Reachmore Strategies
317-576-8492
cjm@goreachmore.com

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Slow

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

My day is always planned out – almost to the minute.

While that is a good thing from a productivity standpoint, sometimes it gets me into trouble when an unexpected interruption appears (which always happens).

This happened two weeks ago and in my haste to make up time racing from one appointment to the next I got a speeding ticket. Unlike most offenders, I was actually thankful for the ticket. It served as a $150 reminder that I need to slow down.

Life comes at each of us fast and it’s only going to get faster.

Imagine the great scenery we are missing in our lives because we are obsessed with getting to the next item on our “to-do” list.

Maybe, just maybe, we need to create a little breathing room in our daily schedule.

C.J. McClanahan
Reachmore Strategies
317-576-8492
cjm@goreachmore.com

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