Pivot, Perspective & BHN

It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend 2020, most of us are in some type of either forced or self-quarantined environment, mask or no mask genre. We are halfway through Q2, and time seems to be equally flying and standing still.Two words have become more relevant lately: Pivot & Perspective. Perhaps they help people relate and respond to what’s going on around us.

Allow me to give some perspective to what I see in the business arena. As many of you know, I am also a Fix This Next Advisor, helping business owners do a deep dive on their hierarchy of needs. Like Maslow’s 5-tier heirarchy of human fulfillment and growth (physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization), the Fix This Next: Business Hierarchy of Needs (BHN) utilizes its own five-tier model (SPOIL) that are grouped into Give and Get categories:

Business Hierarchy of Needs

BHN: Get to Give


Like Maslow’s pyramid, the BHN levels necessitate that you master each tier so you’re not bouncing around the pyramid.  Each tier builds on the others in it’s category, and you must complete the Get portion before moving on to the Give. Click to learn more about Business Hierarchy of Needs or click here to take your an evaluation to see where you are on the BHN pyramid. I would be happy to discuss the results with you.

Pivot is the other word I see or hear multiple times per day.  However, here’s some perspective:  we entrepreneurs often need to pivot after testing, measuring and evaluating. This is a “universal truth for every business”.  But please don’t pivot just because it’s “the thing” to do or you’re bored.  Better to get Perspective by intentionally procrastinating, it’s a sign of self-awareness. Observe, think and pivot if necessary.


“What are you currently pushing that you should be observing?”


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Thanks to John Jantsch, author of The Self-Reliant Entreprenuer for providing information in this article


Have a healthy and safe Memorial Day!

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Thom Torode

Thom Torode

Thom Torode is a NJ based Professional Executive & Business Coach Fix This Next Advisor & EOS Implementer. Additionally, Thom is a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Trainer & Speaker and Certified DISC Consultant. Having owned and operated over 5 different businesses he is currently the Managing Director for Sunrise Business Advisors. Thom’s expertise includes working with those business owners who have plateaued getting them unstuck and back in growth mode. Additionally, Thom works with both franchisees and franchisors in helping them develop their leadership. Thom is also Director Consultant with BNI. When not helping business owners and their teams create the business and lives they want and need, he can be found following his kids activities.

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