Have you ever thought about the whole idea of Groundhog Day?
That day at the beginning of February when the groundhog is said to come out of its hibernation hole and if it sees its own shadow – if it’s a sunny day – then it will turn round and go back into its hole, signalling six more weeks of winter weather.
It’s an odd one, isn’t it – one of those strange legends that people keep alive, maybe because it’s cute?!
What’s even more odd though is that the meaning of Groundhog Day that we all know and love – where situations and events happen over and over again, in exactly the same way – actually comes from the film Groundhog Day, with Bill Murray. Amazing that a film could spawn such a well-used expression!
In our business, we talk about Groundhog day a lot! So many business owners come to us because they’re experiencing exactly what Bill Murray’s weatherman was – the same day repeated over and over again – the same challenges, the same mistakes, the same inefficiencies – driving them mad, frustrating the hell out of them.
And unlike Bill’s character, they don’t always get that they can make small changes every day to make their situation better, and ultimately achieve their ideal situation. They’re too busy, stuck on their hamster wheel, in their own personal time loop. Same sh*#, different day!
Is that you? Is that how you feel?
And if it is, what are you going to do about it? Like our Groundhog Day weatherman, what small change are you going to make today, and tomorrow, and the next day… to move you closer and closer to your perfect day?
Could you block out a couple of hours every Monday to focus on business improvement?
Or maybe start having a daily huddle with the team, to get them properly set up for the day with their own mini-goals and commitments?
Or perhaps set a time every week where you capture How To videos (on Loom) for routine tasks that only you know how to do?
Or maybe even sign up to our 90 day systems & structure fast track programme to get the input and support you need to move from Chaos to Consistency
One small change to the way you think, and the way you act – because like Bill’s weatherman, the choices you’re making right now, are keeping you stuck and holding you back.
One. Small. Change. Every day.
A focused, conscious effort to make just one tiny improvement to the way you and your team operate, will break you free from your own personal Groundhog Day!