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Contemplation as a Business Strategy

Suze Cumming

Suze is passionate about our natural world and anything that propels her into the wilderness and allows her to stretch her limits is game on...

Suze is passionate about our natural world and anything that propels her into the wilderness and allows her to stretch her limits is game on...

Sep 20 3 minutes read

Contemplation as a Business Strategy

I am just back from 9 days on a sailboat on the BC coast with six high level real estate professionals.  This was an incredible experience to slow down, disconnect from the frenetic pace of our lives, view amazing wildlife, relax into the deep wilderness and contemplate life.

Take a look at our pictures and plan to attend an evening fundraiser for wilderness conservation with pictures, stories and social connection in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa later this fall and winter.

The greatest takeaway for me was the importance of contemplation as a business strategy.  Our world has become a place of 24/7 work where we are pushed to do more, do it faster and fit more in.  As a result, people are feeling harried, anxious and frenetic.

Our ability to work smart and build strategic plans is greatly diminished and effectiveness suffers. 

Imagine if you took the time to design a brilliant strategy for each of your business goals. 

Imagine if you took the time to design a brilliant strategy for each of the clients you serve.

While others are busy ticking things off their never-ending to do list, you could be creating breakthrough ideas that would deliver exceptional results and executing those ideas with clarity and grace.  

The strategy that my REALTOR, Sally Warner and I designed for the sale of my cabin in Whistler came through a lot of contemplation on all the variables in this complex market.  Sally’s execution was exceptional and the results ideal.  It was clean, clear and problem free. 

It’s difficult in our culture to find the time for contemplation but it is essential if you want to be a top performer.  It requires the discipline to prioritize important work above urgent work, to be good enough to avoid creating fires and to be adaptable enough to pivot when things shift. 

Begin by taking five minutes to yourself between clients.  Use this time to set aside your never ending podcast of internal dialogue and commit to be present for the next client you meet. 

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