Many of the most successful entrepreneurs I work with often admit that one of their greatest weaknesses is their lack of attention span: their inability to stay focused on any one topic for longer than ten minutes. Their boards, teammates, subordinates, and even their loved ones get very frustrated with this lack of focus.

For many people, their greatest strength also plays a role in their greatest weakness. Often times, employees and team members only see the weakness of an individual’s active mind or EDD. However, SM Advisors has learned from implementing these steps in numerous organizations that when managed properly EDD is a unique and powerful gift and that can bring prosperity to the lives of many.

An entrepreneur’s active mind is what gives him/her the ability to generate the ideas that businesses are created and built upon.

EDD

Entrepreneurs generate the ideas that employ millions of people across the world. They are the dreamers and the visionaries. They see the future while others are focused on the present.

If you are an entrepreneur or if you work with one that shows signs of EDD, you can follow these easy steps to take advantage of this God-given talent.

 

  • Understand your strengths and behavioral style. You can’t work and improve on something you don’t understand. To gain a greater understanding of your style and its strengths you can take an assessment on www.stopsellingvanillaicecream.com.
  • Have open, candid discussion about it with those around you and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of EDD and your style. Scientifically validated behavioral assessments make your strengths and weakness factual versus an opinion. It allows for respectful and candid discussions that lead to individual, team and organizational performance breakthroughs.
  • Build a team around yourself that will complement your strengths, vision and ideas.

Most successful entrepreneurs have experts around them who are good at handling all the details behind that “big idea.” The expert often times will have a very different behavioral style than that of the active minded visionary.

This expert has the ability to sort out which ideas are legitimate and which ones are long shots.

      • Capture your visionary ideas on paper and continue to work on it until the vision is clear. Develop a business plan around the most scalable idea to make it a business reality.
  • Be sure to include those visionary thinkers in your strategic planning process and brainstorming sessions. Those with EDD will bring creative solutions to many of the strategic challenges your organization may face.
  • Do not attach new business ideas to current companies.

I believe entrepreneurs take a big risk when they try to start a new company within their main organization or the company that is performing at a high level. I often see entrepreneurs lose the main organization when they try to do this.

Be sure to set up a new company with separate leadership for legal and financial purposes, but more importantly for accountability.

For many people, their greatest strength also plays a role in their greatest weakness. Often times, employees and team members only see the weakness of an individual’s active mind or EDD. However, SM Advisors has learned from implementing these steps in numerous organizations that when managed properly EDD is a unique and powerful gift and that can bring prosperity to the lives of many.
If you think you or someone you work with has EDD, put a plan in place to take advantage of this gift.

Remember, Those Who Plan –PROFIT!