When you look at a map on your smartphone it gives you the shortest possible route from point A to point B.
Oh sure it might not take into account the scenery or attractions along the way but you just want to get to your destination quickly and easily.
Strategy is about getting to your destination. It's simple.
Of course you can zig zag it, mind map it or stretch it out to a lazy roll.
But my strategy is simple. Its effective and clean. Just take the shortest route don't worry about the fluff.
Who needs to put lipstick on the pig anyway.
The pig looks great on his own just as he should.
"Success comes when you produce results."
That sounds pretty basic.
But how do we produce results? Producers or Implementers take your really great strategy and roadmap and actually work the steps to make it come to life!
Success doesn't come by wishing or dreaming.
Success comes from doing the work, from producing or implementing it.
Producing takes skill. It take focus, time management, tenacity and a little bit of magic.
People love doing the work, or not so much?
Which are you?
If you don't like to do the producing, implementing the tech, that's ok.
Just find someone that does!
No excuses find a way to make it work!
You have the best idea in the world!
The solution finally came to you!
This will change lives around the globe. Your idea will have massive impact!
You’re so excited about the possibilities, the potential, this is truly a game changer
Then you go back to work.
Back to your routine.
Because you're just not sure how to make your dream a reality.
It’s time consuming to work on your idea.
It takes time and energy out of you daily routine.
It cuts into your social schedule.
After all, maybe it wont even work.
So you stop.
One year later you see your idea come to life on the internet.
It's amazing. Its changing lives!
Problem is you didn’t put it out! Someone else did!
You think to yourself. They stole my idea! But the truth is the only one that stole it from you was yourself.
You got in your own way. Didn't put in the time. But someone else did.
What big idea have you come up with and are sitting on right now?
Think about your next steps carefully before someone else...
A great strategy without action is a daydream.
Action without a great strategy is a nightmare.
I'm a strategist , which means I take your big ideas and show you the step by step roadmap to make them into reality.
Essentially, I change your dreaming to doing and your theory to reality. I show you how to make it happen.
I see the big picture, the opportunity, I see outcome.
Then I take that vision and plan out all the steps you need to take and in what order you need to take them so that you make it happen!
I love strategy. I find it sexy and exciting!
You know what I don't like?
What I actually hate, what drive me crazy!
When someone takes that beautifully drawn out strategy with all the action steps laid out and then they do....nothing!
They take no action, they just leave it there like the most beautiful dress that sits hanging in the closet, or the fast car just sitting on the lot!
The only hard part about starting to take action is to...
Love at first sight? That's for the romantic comedies, don't get me wrong who doesn't love romantic comedies, but the notion of knowing you know in an instant is usually not reality, or is it?
What about liking at first sight in business?
I've met apps, technology, books and strategies that I have loved at first sight! but people?
Have you ever met someone at a conference, in the workplace, or at a party that you immediately have rapport with and no not romantically but you know, like and trust them in an instant?
When you have that feeling treat it as special. It doesn't happen often.
I've met people in the past that I think one day we should work together, and when you put in the effort to stay in touch because of that feeling, it just may come to fruition.
I met my current business partner at a seminar we both attended seven years ago. We've spent time together at other conferences, travelled together and just hung out.
After years of talking about working...
Did your parents set you up for failure or success by naming you?
A name can influence your identity, but can it determine your future success?
Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd
No matter how successful we are, how much we have accumulated, or how respected we are, there is always a search for what really matters.
We consume self help books and personal growth books to help up find the answers even though we may not truly even understand the question.
One of my favourite books of all time is Autobiography of a Yogi.
The book was the ONLY book that was on Steve Jobs iPad as well as being his last gift to his friends. Everyone attending Steve Job's funeral was given a copy of the book. I feel as though I'm in good company.
I read Paramahansa Yogananda's story every few years. It was a well known fact that Steve Jobs re-read the autobiography every year.
Why do I love this book as so many others do? At its core, it is a path to self-actualization, a way to build our internal voice and to build companies and organization in that same way. To build what matters.
When things are easy, momentum has a habit of slowing down. When tragedy strikes, we often feel we just don’t want to do anything and so momentum can be lost. We know we should be moving forward, but what do we do when we can’t find momentum.
But if we condition ourselves to always be focused on momentum it makes us better and stronger and helps us overcome even the worst case scenarios.
Sheryl Sandberg,the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of “Lean In,’’ delivered the commencement speech at the University of California, Berkeley, on Saturday. She said “It’s the hard days that determine who you are”.
Well said. Fortunately or unfortunately, it’s true.
I often remember seeing people on TV after they have experienced tragedy whether they had an illness, a death in the family, or a financial or emotional challenge. Whatever the situation, they always said it made them better,...
I am a perpetual student. I LOVE to learn! I am in a mastermind, I read books, I take courses, Its my way of showing myself I am worth it.
I don’t spend time at the spa, I’m not a huge fan of shopping and I don’t have many hobbies, except learning.
I love to learn, I am happiest when I’m learning. What makes me happy? Learning something new, and of course Red Lipstick! (But that’s another story).
I was working at my desk last night, and I received an email from Brendon. He was interviewing Larry King live. So I immediately jumped on!
Brendon Burchard did an amazing job and after the interview I bought Larry’s New Program. So essentially I am being coached by Larry King for the next 12 months!
Larry let us in on his number one secret in being an effective communicator. The secret?
The first time Larry was on the radio he told the listeners it was his first time, and although he hoped to be good, he wanted everyone to know so in the...
I remember I once asked a CEO if he ever looked in the mirror and thought “I can’t believe they actually think I can do this job!” he looked at me surprised and smiled and said yes! I couldn’t believe it! I thought it was just me that had silly random thoughts.
It’s called Imposter syndrome and sometimes no matter how much you have studied, trained and achieved success it rears its ugly head. The syndrome makes you feel like you are a fraud even when you’re not and you worry you will be found out soon!
Everyone suffers from it at one time or another. Actors, Writers, Sports Figures and probably some doctors, although I like to think that it never crosses the minds of the world’s best Neurosurgeons!
This week I was quite surprised to learn that I’ve been nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.
My first reaction was “Wow that’s amazing!” My second reaction was “Why would they nominate...