In deciding what is essential, I always start with identifying the outcome I want in a certain area. And then I think about the strategy I need to achieve this outcome and what disciplined approach will be most effective in implementing the strategy.
Here’s what it looks like – it’s actually my annual business plan.
- I draw out my favorite Olympic Circles picture – five interconnecting circles.
- In each circle, I write an area of my business that I have chosen to be essential in the coming year. My five areas for 2015 are:
Individual Career Transition Coaching; Corporate Partnerships (Training & Coaching); Mentoring/Prof. Development; Marketing; Business of the Business.
These five areas are where I want to devote my time and energy this year.
When I do that in a disciplined way, I am extremely effective in achieving my goals and my business grows and flourishes!