A skinny and tired, Millie Jones crawled over a garbage bag full of old cloths to get to her bug infested kitchen hoping to find something to eat. The life of a “hoarder” finds the simplest of tasks exhausting. She finally gave up and once again went without her meal.
I noticed Millie – one day when my son was watching a TV show about people who have an addiction to hoarding, and she reminded me of an important business concept. The easier things are to do – the more likely I am to do them, and the less likely I am to give up and settle for the status quo.
I love to learn and got into the habit of hoarding information in the 80’s when it was much less accessible. Today, with the internet, the proliferation of information sharing, and great software apps for just about anything, I’m reminded that better and more current information is just a click away, and the real skill is know how and when to search for it.
Clint Best is a business coach and the founder of Kaizen Business Development in Kelowna, BC and is a certified values blueprint partner. Clint has been guiding forward thinking business owners through change and growth since 2002.