Lower The Basket

In order to improve business operations, you’ll need to acquire the skill of concentration. Companies struggle to make improvements because they are not equipped to move forward as quickly as they’d like and see real growth in the area of operations.



Businesses strive to be more innovative and organized. They want to grow in their communication skills and styles. Often, they lack the one ability that enables them to focus your attention. Concentration is essential for entrepreneurs.

These days we are inundated with busy schedules, social media, and an overwhelming amount of stimulation from all directions. Concentration is what will help us remain focused and stick to our priorities.

This struggle to concentrate may lead us to fail in personal relationships too. Being present is what it takes to concentrate. We need to focus and not get so busy with random tasks and behaviors. People tend to spend their time daydreaming about the weekend, their upcoming vacation, or tonight’s dinner plans.


Lower the Basket to Increase Concentration

Businesses need to make changes in order to improve their operations and this calls for the need to “Lower the Basket.”

Imagine a young boy that cannot shoot a basketball to save his life. What would a parent do in order to assist him? The child is frustrated and the parent is at a loss. One tip that would help could be to lower the basket. Taking measures to allow growth and stretch the child in a different way could pull off big results.

In other words, bring the basket down to his level and current skill set. We can use this same approach in business. We must lower the basket for our team in a way that helps them to put their eye on the prize. They need encouragement and to be asked how it is working for them and how it made them feel. This is what concentration is all about.

An employee, like the child trying to shoot hoops, will feel the win and learn how to better hit the goals set before them. Training a new team member and helping them to concentrate will give them the skills they need to be successful within the company.

The basket and the stakes will increase; however, the concentrated efforts to train them and equip them with the tools they need will pay off continuously.


Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC.

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