Stop, Reflect, Adjust, Take Action


Kristen Crooks



Stop, Reflect, Adjust, Take Action

Meet Benjamin Koala a born and raised San Diegan that is a CPA, CSP, CLU, Series 766, and real estate agent. Basically, he is your one-stop-shop for everything and anything financial. As Ben likes to put it, he is also a Recently I discovered I enjoy rock climbing. Although this was meant to be an escape, it’s already taught me so much about being an entrepreneur. With every new path I take I find a new challenge that presents itself. Some challenges I get past right away, but with others I need to stop, reflect, adjust and take action. These 4 steps have gotten me through more paths than I can count and have helped my business even more.


We are often told as an entrepreneur: “Don’t stop hustling. Don’t stop grinding. Just work through your problems.” But it’s very difficult to see the entire picture when you are working right up close to it. Take a step back. Now this doesn’t mean stop all of your Income Producing Activities (IPAs). Just stop working on that specific problem.


Once you have taken a step back from your challenge, you want to reflect on what you’ve done, what’s worked and what hasn’t worked at all.


Time for you to adjust your efforts. Start to look at how you can put your reflection into action. Plan out your strategy before your next attempt. After all, isn’t it is easier to get from San Francisco to Portland with a map than without one? Draw yourself a map to your success.


This is the most crucial step. You can reflect and adjust as much as you want, but without action there will be no change. Has staring at directions to Portland ever actually brought you there? No. You still have to get in the car and go. Don’t shortchange yourself. Take action to get where you want.

Every challenge is different, but using these simple steps will help you overcome any challenge. It may take a few times, but the more you apply these steps, the easier it will become. So get out there and reach your goals!

Kristen Crooks

Kristen Crooks is a personal assistant, ghostwriter, event planner, and speaker. She works closely with all their clients to truly understand their passions, tone, and ideas so their vision can unfold in front of their eyes. In a world that is increasing more digital Kristen hopes to bring her personal touch to each article, and event that she works on. While working with Stegela Success Mastery Kristen found her passion in writing and planning events for those around her. Starting out in Cosmetology and Barbering Kristen has always enjoyed the freedom that entrepreneurship allows but was not living her passion! Now Kristen focuses on helping others through amazing events, and making sure their stories are told, and heard! While events and ghostwriting are part of her passion, the true joy comes form helping people achieve their goals, and ultimately see others dreams unfold before their eyes.


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