I experienced growth in my business year on year for the first 4 years. With growth came the need to want more, compete bigger, employ more staff, offer more products and services, get sophisticated and take on more commitments.
Then came the recession of 2008-2009; and still 2010 has been a year of slow-upward improvement. Life has a way of showing us to our very selves. Blind spots become obvious if you’re open to feedback; hind sight becomes clearer in the rear view mirror; and the view through the front windscreen matters most.
Wherever you are, whatever life throws at you… I have learned that you must think like a strategist. Gain self awareness, remember the basics of why you’re in the game, analyse and make key decisions. Then, be disciplined.
Every strategy must be simple and clear.
Simplify is key. Three tips:
1. “Live within your means, think big.” (low input/ high output)
2. “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing” (Stephen Covey) (what matters most?)
3. “Crawl before you walk, walk before you run, run before you rest” – me:-)
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