Value Building Resolutions for Coming Year
As we close out 2012, reflecting on our wins and loses – and as we look to 2013 and its’ opportunities and risks. These simple resolutions will help keep you focused on your mission.
1. Take the Time to Think:
Covey spoke of “sharpening the saw”, Gerber speaks of “working on the business of your business”, the point is you need the time to think and reflect on what is working and what is not. You need to evaluate if your business is growing consistent with your goals and objectives. This means creating time with your leadership team and creating time for yourself outside the chaos of the day-to-day.
Opportunities to Achieve this goal:
– Monthly leadership meeting (preferably off-site) that focuses on the “big” things, not your tactics
– Read: Keep current to trends both in and out of your business
-Reflect: Take an honest look at what and how you doing, against the why your are doing it.
2. Inspect the Process
Are you measuring what you want to achieve? Does your scorecard align with your goals and objectives? Are you holding your team and yourself accountable for those results? Are you open to change when things are not going in the direction you desire?
3. Have Fun
Business and life certainly can challenge us, but when our goals-values-passions align it is easier to relax and have fun. In sports, they say elite athletes have the ability to “slow down” the game. It allows them to relax and execute. In business we need to do the same. Keep you goals and values aligned, use them as the basis for your decisions and the game “slows down”. You do what you do because you love it… it makes even the most challenging days fun. And if you don’t love what you are doing… well make the changes so you do.
Clarus Advisors wishes you a healthy and prosperous 2013