Are you “Driving” or “Coasting” in your business?

4 Level Coach
Oct 24, 2019 · 3 min read

Will we ever stop driving in our business and one day be able to coast and enjoy? Let me clarify my version of the difference between “driving” and “coasting”.

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Driving

Coasting

After defining the above let me ask you the title question again, “Are you driving or coasting your business?” The answer should be clear. In some or even most cases, the answer is “Both, we try to drive but get too busy to stay focused on driving. So, we get back on the hamster wheel finding it extremely difficult to get off it again and back to driving.”

If this answer resonates with you, you are not alone. If I were to guess, I’d say 96% of businesses have this same answer and struggle in their business. Frighteningly it corresponds exactly to the percentage of businesses that don’t make it past 10 years. Just because you are not alone, does not make this ok to continue. Business growth can create freedom for the entrepreneur as a result of driving. Driving forces strategic thinking to create the right actions for ultimate success and the fulfillment of grand visions accompanied by desired income levels and lifestyles.

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After careful thought, I feel strongly that my immediate answer still stands as being correct. I do realize, however, that you as an entrepreneur may and hopefully will get to a point when you can remove yourself from the day to day grind. You may at that point no longer want to “drive” the business, but the business still needs to be driven. You must set up the structure, system, and leadership for it to continue happening without you. Your business will go stagnant and likely die if you stop driving over a sustained period of time.

If you want help setting up the structure and system for strategically driving your business with clarity and clear-cut direction, please reach out to. Check out our website www.4levelcoach.com/learnmore to see how we can help you get there!

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Are you stuck on the hamster wheel of your business? Take back control and grow your business to earn that freedom you always dreamed of.

4 Level Coach

Taking control of businesses to help them with freedom

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Are you stuck on the hamster wheel of your business? Take back control and grow your business to earn that freedom you always dreamed of.

4 Level Coach

Taking control of businesses to help them with freedom

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