Escaping The Red Queen's Race - a bad habit for business owners.

The Red Queen's race is an incident that appears in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass and involves the Red Queen, a representation of a Queen in chess, and Alice constantly running but remaining in the same spot.
"Well, in our country," said Alice, still panting a little, "you'd generally get to somewhere else — if you run very fast for a long time, as we've been doing."
"A slow sort of country!" said the Queen. "Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"

The Red Queen's Race is a draining and unproductive strategy many business owners adopt in order to deal with business change.

To simply work harder to achieve the same result is sometimes a necessary temporary measure, but to get used to it and have it be the new “status quo” is a mistake that will drag you to exhaustion and poor, unclear thinking.

Unfortunately that’s exactly what’s happened to many business owners.

This is what leads them to states of overwhelm, stress and overwork.

It firstly takes the courage to admit that the Red Queen is running your show, then you have to muster up more courage and commitment to take some time out to plan a new, more resourceful and sustainable strategy

Then it’s time to plan your implementation of that strategy, humbling yourself and making you accountable to someone that you will indeed, take the measures to make your changes.

Then it’s into action, action and more action, building new habits and ways of thinking.

Alice never got to change the Red Queen.  She only visited her, to enable you to see what you are doing to yourself.

You are the only one who can take control back off the Red Queen.

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