Do You Work In Your Business or On Your Business?

This week, put everything you do on a post it in one of these two categories: IN and ON.

IN is all the things you’re doing that are working in your business (tasks, problem solving, managing personnel).

ON is everything you’re doing on your business (strategy, ideation, vision).

The reason you want to do this is if you are in an executive position and find yourself regularly or most of the time working in the business, you’re probably missing out on opportunities to grow the business. Target for a ratio of 50-90% ON, and 30-50% (no more) IN.

After you’ve observed this, what is the percentage you’re doing either? What changes can you make to help you get to a stronger ratio?