Dogs, Bunnies and Missed Opportunities

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Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Sandra P. Martini - Business Growth & Marketing Expert

While walking one of my dogs this morning, we stopped at the usual big pile of brush by the firepit to “look for bunnies” (they live inside).

Sasha was SO focused on looking in this one spot, that she neglected to see bunnies running out from every other conceivable exit and so missed the opportunities to see bunnies running all around her.

Meanwhile, my shepherd Sheba was so intent on watching Sasha so she “didn’t miss anything” that she missed everything as well.

Now while this is cute when we’re talking about dogs and bunnies, it’s not cute when we’re talking about you and your business.

Are you so focused on a certain goal or project that you’re missing other opportunities?

Take time each day to reflect on what’s going on all around you — even if it’s 5 minutes before you shut down for the evening — your business will thank you!

Creator of Escalator Marketing, Sandra Martini specializes in showing small business owners how to create a business with multiple streams of revenue while living their lives.  Known for her "tell it like it is" yet nurturing approach, Sandy's clients benefit from her over 20 years in the start-up and marketing fields.

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2 comments on “Dogs, Bunnies and Missed Opportunities
  1. Kate DuBois says:

    Sandra, what a great analogy. I’ve found myself playing out both Sasha and Sheba at times in my business, as well as the rabbits! The one role I am working on in my business and life is strengthening the role you play in your pooches’ game — The Observer Self. Your blog helps.

    I’m reading This Hungry Spirit, a new book by Clint Sidle, which talks about a new kind of leadership that helps you connect more deeply to your Observer Self so you don’t miss the opportunities around you and within you. I think you’d like it.

    Thanks for a great blog! I learn every time I read one of your posts. Kate

  2. Hi Kate,

    Thanks so much for your comment and your book recommendation! I love learning about different perspectives, particularly our Observer Self and will definitely pick up a copy.

    With love and abundance,

    Sandy 🙂

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