It is easy to make assumptions in business and life.

Every day we are making assumptions about everything that happens to us and around us. Assumptions can be based on our beliefs and things we have previously learnt. They can help us to form a meaning about a situation or person and also draw conclusions about what is happening us and others.

My first experience with making an assumption was at the age of 16 when my very first manager said to me when you assume something - it makes an "ass" out of "u" and "me".

Ouch, that hurt and I have never forgotten it. Lesson learnt.

So what assumptions are you making about your business and life?

Do your assumptions guide how your business runs, how you relate to people, and your customers and how you make decisions?

There are ways you can strengthen your business and create a better life by understanding the impact of your assumptions and beliefs.

⏩ Know your truth - firmly set and stand by your beliefs and values Know how you plan and think through everyday situations.

⏩ Know what information is relevant and accurate when making an assumption. Be open to the perspectives of others. Listen first. Seek to understand and ask questions before making an assumption.

⏩ Stop jumping to conclusions that your assumption is right and pay attention to how or why you are making assumptions.

Maybe you need to give yourself a reality check, identify your assumptions and find the best ways to address them.

One easy way to do this is to grab a piece of paper and pen, draw a line down the middle, on the left-right the word "assumptions" and on the right write the word "questions" and without thinking brainstorm and write everything down.

Then review and build an action plan to resolve those assumptions that may be holding you and your business back.

Have a great weekend ;-)

x Kathie

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