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It's Time to Get a Grip

[fa icon="calendar"] May 4, 2020 at 1:35 PM / by Marisa Smith

Marisa Smith

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Well, folks. It's been a long couple of months. As the weather turns nicer here in Michigan, and the country prepares to re-open, it seems like a good time to share this.
 
In late February, right before the Coronavirus Pandemic hit the U.S., my 16-year old daughter, Charlotte Smith, wrote and recorded a song for our global EOS Implementer Community gathering in Detroit. At the time, the song and lyrics were intended as a light-hearted celebration of the system we teach our clients to implement (as documented in the book Get a Grip by Mike Paton and Gino Wickman).
 
Today, the words have taken on a whole new meaning as we work with our clients to guide their companies back to solid ground. 

Get a Grip

Music & Lyrics by Charlotte Smith

Look at yourself 
Do you like where you are
I bet if you tried 
You could go far
You got all this time 
24 hours a day
How much work are you willing to put in to get things to go your way

It’s time to get a grip
Cause you got a lot to fix
I can help you get some traction baby
If you need a lift 
Cause you’ve been acting stressed
And you’re really just a mess
And it’s just a simple step
You just gotta learn to mind your own business

Building something from nothing takes loving and working
And knowing what you should deserve 
And you just got to know
When you get real low
You gotta pick yourself off the ground
Jump over hurdles to figure it out
In order to get there you have to start now

It’s time to get a grip
Cause you got a lot to fix
I can help you get some traction baby
If you need a lift 
Cause you’ve been acting stressed
And you’re really just a mess
And it’s just a simple step
You just gotta learn to mind your own business

Where do you see yourself five years from now
At the head of a table or sitting on the couch
You’ll never get anywhere with you head in the clouds
You need a rock or two to keep you on the ground

It’s time to get a grip
Cause you got a lot to fix
I can help you get some traction baby
If you need a lift 
Cause you’ve been acting stressed
And you’re really just a mess
And it’s just a simple step
You just gotta learn to mind your own business

You just gotta learn to mind your own business
You just gotta learn to kind your own business
 

Start Playing Offense

For the most part, our clients have been "playing defense" for the last two months - trying to preserve the companies they have spent their lives building, while protecting the health and welfare of their employees and customers.
 
This pandemic is far from over, but it's time for small businesses to start playing offense - adjusting your vision and priorities, creating a plan for re-opening or re-imagining your workplace, marketing yourself more aggressively, and identifying opportunities to evolve and improve. 
 
In short, it's time to get a grip and start gaining traction again.

Next Steps

  1. Crank up the volume on the video and take a dance break to get energized for the week ahead. 
  2. Download or stream the song - http://lnk.to/getagripsong. If you subscribe to one of the music streaming services (Amazon Music Unlimited, iTunes Music Unlimited, Spotify premium, etc.), you should be able to listen for free. If not, you may have to pony up 99 cents (all proceeds go to Charlotte's "Gap Year Surf School in Australia Fund")!
  3. Check out our Staying Focused Checklist - 6 Areas for Companies Running on EOS to Focus On During Quarantine
  4. Register for our Free Webinar on May 29, 2020 - Six Keys to Getting a Grip on Your Business - an Introduction to EOS®
  5. Contact us if you need help adjusting your vision, revising your company structure, or determining your plan & priorities! We are here to help.
 

Topics: Leadership

Marisa Smith

Written by Marisa Smith

Armed with more than 15 years of entrepreneurial experience running her own company, Marisa works with clients as a Certified EOS Implementer™ to help simplify and systematize their businesses - creating more freedom and enjoyment for everyone!