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Leadership often means riding a curve ball—so it helps immensely to be flexible about the exact form your desired vision or goal will take. Indeed, small business owners who are overly rigid about precise outcomes create their own difficulty when dealing with turbulence or change. A certain degree of detachment from outcomes allows you to be awake to change in real time, and to alter course as needed. Paint your vision of the future, and then detach from the exact way it will materialize. When you operate from anticipation and intention, rather than expectation, you multiply the chances your dream will be realized.
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