It’s the beginning of a new year and everyone is looking for answers to their challenges. You know the challenges that you had at the beginning of last year that have not been addressed and carried them forward…
Hundreds of new programs appear online and offline, that you feel have the answers you need and you are enticed to sample each one. But, before you do, consider a few things:
- Do you need a new program to reach your level of success?
- Have you done all the work you need to do with the programs you have already purchased?
- Do you still have unopened books and workbooks that you thought had the answers you needed?
- Do you have a business plan that outlines the potential if you do the work you need to do to be successful?
- What is your definition of success?
Here is what happened to me…don’t think I don’t get caught up in the process I described above. I’m a shiny object kind of girl and lots of programs catch my eye and yes I have not only purchased a number of them, they are sitting in my bookcase…still wrapped in plastic.
What I decided to do was to go back to the basics. What actually works for me? What do I love to do? Where can I monetize what I’m doing? So, I actually sat down with a strategist, a painful lesson I might add, and he “made” me look at everything I wanted to do and/or were already doing and decide what would get me to the level I was looking to achieve. The outcome was a strategic triangle, which I will be sharing with you below. So you are not left in the dark, my triangle is speaking, coaching and training…that’s it. If it doesn’t fit into one of those corners, I can’t do it.
And guess what? I love doing all three. Speaking allows me to share my message with many. Training helps people increase their bottom line and coaching lets you choose me to be your accountability partner. Focus is so important but staying focus in critical.
How do you stay focused and away from those shiny objects? I would love for you to share those ideas!