After school I stood in our garage looking up at the rafters with just an hour of light left in the fall day. Outside the first snowfall of the season had covered the ground with a thin blanket of white goodness. Inside I was bursting with excitement to start skiing for the season. Not wanting to ruin my new skis, I took down an old pair of wooden skis with cable bindings. I put them on the garage bench, taking down tools to adjust the old bindings to my new ski boots.
Have you created your 2018 plan yet? I have, and I hope that you have too. Having a plan gives you direction so that as you make decisions throughout the year you have a better chance of ending up at the place you want to be.
In case you have not created your plan, here is a way to simply and quickly create your plan today.
The biggest challenge high growth businesses face is mentoring and creating the next set of leaders. A recent project reminded me of the lessons I learned while attending the University of British Columbia which you can apply to help yourself and your next set of leaders continually grow.
As a coach, I work with clients to get really clear on what resonates with them. When we are reaching for a future state that resonates with our deepest self, we can overcome almost any barrier to that vision. All of us have visions for ourselves at one point or another in our lives. Few of us take the time to really figure out what a powerful vision for ourselves truly looks like. By identifying those aspects of a day that our ideal for us, we then have the building blocks to put into our future vision. This makes it easier to imagine our vision and to write it down. The most powerful visions we have are the ones we actually write down and then tell other people about.