Friday, January 25, 2013

When I Grow Up....

Today at the gym that cool (I think so anyway) song came on about...when I grow up I wanna be rich, I wanna be famous,I wanna be a star I wanna be in it's in your head right.
Well. On this snowy Friday, with a breathing space between appointments, I started to think about my business....what do I want it to be when it grows up.

All leaders face this challenge - with their business, with their team...and even with themselves.
How do you take the steps to identify that - what will I be when I grow up (replace with business, or someone's name).  In this time of ever-changing opportunity and endless possibilities to learn, the number of things you or it or they could be are also endless.

Here are some steps to consider for what your business will be..this is really an exercise in visioning...
  1. Identify what you don't want it to be - sometimes working from the opposite direction can clarify the image for you
  2. Look at what your competition is currently doing and tap into their focus on upcoming trends - this can help you see if you want to follow the market or take steps to set yourself apart
  3. Dream a little - make a list of the opportunities you would like to capitalize on that exist with your market, your team skills and your passion
  4. Check in - with yourself - are you staying true to your values and really living your passion? Taking this time can help you see if there is change required or is it simply growth and renewed motivation from examining this side of yourself.
Take your time with this will love your results.

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