As business owners and managers, we are often put to the test. We face all sorts of situations with which there is handbook on how to deal with the situation. We need to be able to count on ourselves. Here is the test I give myself before taking action.
I imagine my child is watching me and learning from me and I ask myself “Do I want her act in the way that I am about to act?” This relates to everything. If I am disciplining someone, training them, everything. Do I want my child to learn and mimic my actions. Think about it, this approach makes you break down justifications and leads you to make a deliberate choice of doing the right thing or the wrong thing.
This “Child Test” has helped me work through countless situations. I hope it helps you do the same.