Reflect, Reset and Renew Versus Living in the Gap
What’s The Gap and Why’s It Important To Understand It?
Katy and I work with a lot of successful Recruitment Business Owners and Directors and one of the things we notice is that even when they’re achieving great results, they never seem to be able to feel really truly happy and enjoy their achievements.
And that’s because they are driven people and they’re always trying to get better at what they do….but, the problem with this is because they’re always focused on driving towards the future, they never stop to enjoy the journey and always feel like they’ve never quite achieved, they’re never quite there… and generally feel unsatisfied.
There’s a great book called 'Learning How To Avoid The Gap' by Dan Sullivan who owns and operates a great business called Strategic Coach that helps entrepreneurs.
What Dan Sullivan says in his book is that you can’t have the horizon. The horizon is the place where the land and the sky connect. It’s that vision of the future that we as business owners have that we are continually driving towards.
The problem is that the horizon is a mental construct; it's not real…. it’s a bit like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – you can’t ever reach it, because it doesn’t exist. The frustrating thing for a recruitment business owner or anyone that has any sort of drive is that we’re always looking towards this ideal that exists way out in the future – and as soon as we appear to be reaching it, it moves ahead of us again.
So we’re left feeling that we haven’t quite made it…and for those of you that have experienced this, you know it can leave you feeling unfulfilled, never quite good enough and de-motivated.
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Nicky Coffin, Founder & Managing Director
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