Today is Independence Day in the United States of America. It’s our 240th anniversary of declaring our independence from Great Britain. And I am a proud and grateful American who values and appreciates the many freedoms we have.
If you’re reading this, you are most likely living in a free country. And you have freedoms most people who have lived on the planet have never had.
But in addition to civil liberties and the many rights we have earned, we also have personal freedoms.
So how are you doing on those?
When it comes to creating your best life and business, knowledge and information is critical. But knowledge alone is not enough. We have to have access to that knowledge and we have to manage that knowledge. It’s the USE of knowledge that creates power.
In your business, and even in your personal life, it’s paramount that you have easy access to accurate, meaningful and practical data. But I find few people who have this advantage in their favor.
One of the latest popular tools is having “dashboards”—meaningful metrics to stay on top of our most important performance factors. But where does this information come from, and how do we assure its reliability?
A few weeks ago, I asked my readers to tell us what they thought were the three biggest challenges in achieving their goals. There was a good response and it gave us a good sampling. Here are the results of that survey:
The highest ranking challenge, 16.9%, was Feeling Overwhelmed.
Next to that, at 15.5% was Procrastination.
A close third was Being Unclear on What to Achieve, 14.1%
And 11.3% said they were Unclear About What to Do Next.