“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”
In conclusion of our blog series inspired by Gino Wickman’s “Traction” this week we will be looking at the concluding chapters. Our last post covered The Traction Component.
The tools that Wickman has provided for us in his Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) throughout Traction are a thorough system that can be applied to businesses of all sizes and industries. Wickman touches on six components that are present in every business that can be honed with his EOS. The six components were all covered in previous blog posts and include Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process and Traction.
In the text Wickman, says that a total commitment and focus to the system is the only way to achieve what you want. At times things may seem difficult, but he strongly urges that you stay the course. As the old adage goes, “it’s not the destination that matters, but the journey.” There really is no single end goal in using the EOS system. What you discover along the way about your business, your employees and even yourself is what matters most.
Wickman himself states that perfection in this system does not exist and is not an attainable goal, but rather what you should take away is that your business is always making some sort of progress.
As companies of all sizes and industries can benefit from the EOS, each company should move at its own speed. Today’s world of instant gratification does not mix well with EOS. You should not be trying to emulate the speeds at which other companies work or to attain their profits because doing so could be harmful to your company.
“It’s like going to the doctor and not taking the medicine, thinking that going to the doctor is the cure.”
Wickman bases his system on how people operate. The work needs to be put it to get the desired results. Just because you complete the steps in EOS or read Traction does not mean that your business will automatically start to flourish. Once you do put in the work and start seeing results, it is imperative to keep working with the EOS system, consistently honing your business.
A special thanks and all credit for the EOS System and what inspired this blog series is due to “Traction” author Gino Wickman. “Traction” by Gino Wickman is available on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble and your local library.