Is it Better to Invest in Possibilities or Problems?

business growth Feb 07, 2024

Ever found yourself caught in the cycle of investing in your business only when urgent problems arise?

It's a common approach – fix what's broken, right? But what if there's a more powerful strategy that could propel your business forward without the constant firefighting?

Reactive vs. Proactive: A Paradigm Shift

Most entrepreneurs are adept at reacting under pressure, solving problems, and navigating the complexities of business. However, there's an often-overlooked shift that can transform your business dynamics – from reactive to proactive investing.

Consider this: Reacting is high-stress, high-stakes. Reacting is also a familiar territory for many entrepreneurs, but it doesn't have to be the only path.


Investing in Possibility, Not Just Problems

When you proactively invest in possibility, you can often sidestep reactive investments in problems. The paradigm shift lies in recognizing the power of investing in your business's potential even when things seem to be going well.

Timing Matters: Seizing Opportunities

Waiting for problems to resurface might be a common approach, but the true game-changer is investing when things are already good. This is the prime moment to accelerate toward your big goals and make your vision a reality. Proactive investments at this stage allow for more objective strategic decisions and sustained growth.

Break the Plateau: SPSTI Approach

To truly scale with simplicity and sustainability, consider the SPSTI framework:

  1. Strategy: Align your vision with your business model and offer suite.
  2. Planning: Strategically map out who does what to market and sell your offers, connecting your vision to daily team activities.
  3. Systems: Streamline and stabilize your processes for consistent results with minimal effort.
  4. Team: Identify the roles needed to deliver an exceptional client experience and run the business efficiently.
  5. Insight: Measure what matters, focusing on high-value activities that deliver results.

Investing in SPSTI ensures a well-rounded approach to your business, addressing its evolving needs over time.

Your Next Step Toward Growth

While addressing current issues is crucial, the key is to pivot toward proactive investments once those problems are solved. Dive deeper into SPSTI and ask yourself: What is needed most right now to reach your next level?

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by Crista Grasso

Crista Grasso is the go-to strategic planning expert for leading global businesses and online entrepreneurs when they want to scale.  Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista has the ability to quickly cut through noise and focus on optimizing the core things that will make the biggest impact to scale a business simply and sustainably. She specializes in helping businesses gain clarity on the most important things that will drive maximum value for their clients and maximum profits for their business.  She is the creator of the Lean Out Method, 90 Day Lean Out Planner, and host of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast


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