How to Master EOS® with 10,000 Punches

10,000 Kicks

If you’ve just started your journey using the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) to run your business, you probably feel overwhelmed. Don’t worry! That’s normal. When you start anything new, it won’t come easily. It helps to remember that repetition, form, and coaching hold the keys to your success. Here are some tips on how to master EOS with 10,000 punches.

Repetition – Practice Makes Progress

Bruce Lee has said of practice: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks one time. But I do fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

Focus on getting in your 10,000 kicks or punches (just not literally). You need that much repetition so that the knowledge becomes second nature.

Also, intentionally select what you practice so you can become the best at what you do. Which one punch or kick will you practice? Repetition creates automated habits, allowing you to focus on newer, more complex issues that come your way.

For example, Integrators™ might need to get repetitive experiences such as the following under their belt:

  • Managing day-to-day issues
  • Serving as the tiebreaker when the leadership team hits an impasse
  • Holding everyone accountable

Employees might need to work on:

  • Exemplifying company core values most of the time
  • Being open and honest with one another, especially their managers
  • Following the Level 10 Meeting™ structure purely

Remember, you’re not looking for perfection in your role. Instead, you should feel like you’re making progress while holding others accountable for their tasks.

Only Practice Good Form

Make sure you always practice good form to create good habits. Otherwise, like a badly thrown punch, you and others could potentially get hurt. You’ll have mastered the wrong things, in other words, and moved in the wrong direction. We can always improve, but only if we practice the correct form.

How do you know where you need the most practice? Mindfully consider what challenges you. Do you have trouble staying focused? Do you struggle to sort out good ideas from bad ones and prioritize tasks? How clearly do you communicate with your team? Keep looking for anything that could interfere with your success.

And the best way to confirm you’re practicing good form? Through the expertise of a good coach.

Good Coaches Create Accountability

Everyone needs a coach or a teacher to facilitate their improvement. Do you have someone guiding your development and offering feedback on your reps? If not, think about who could potentially fill that role for you. Most business owners look to an EOS Implementer® to help them master the Foundational Tools.

In particular, Integrators and Visionaries of companies need great coaching. Many find coaches and mentors through the free Rocket Fuel™ Community, which connects them with peers on similar journeys.

Regardless of what you want to change, it takes time and lots of work to make habits become second nature. Focus on getting 10,000 small wins through repetition, good form, and solid coaching. In addition, Visionaries and Integrators can address their unique challenges by reading Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination. Before you know it, you’ll become a leader even Bruce Lee would fear.

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