Missing your who?
I hope you’re having a great holiday season and are ready for the greatest year of your life. Think about that right now, what would it truly take to make 2019 the best year of your life ever?
The good news is that you are completely in control of your actions and responses all year long. You might not be able to control others or be involved in how all decisions and choices are made around you, BUT you have complete control when it comes to your response.
To make 2019 your best year ever, I encourage you to change your thought process a little bit. Well, depending on your perspective, it could actually need to be challenged quite a bit…
Most of us were brought up being taught how important it is to figure out HOW to do things. How do I become successful? How to I get my plumbing license? How do I install a new panel for an upgrade? How do I make more money??
How? What got you here won’t get you there my friend and you will change your entire life when you begin focusing on Who more than how.
There are more than one “who” I’m talking about here and the very first who is you. Until you get crystal clear about WHO you are, you will continuously struggle to find quality people to support your mission. You cannot live someone else’s life, goals, or vision. It must become YOURS. This can feel a bit selfish to some people, but I assure you, nothing is more self-less than doing the heavy lifting to figure out who you truly are…and who you want to move forward with personally and professionally.
You’ve certainly heard the importance of your peer group, the colleagues you hang with and the statistics that reveal you most likely make between $3000-$5000 per year of your five closest friends. Your mother would not have wanted you hanging out with me as a child because I was one of those “bad influences”.
Seems like once we left the playground, we forgot that lesson. Who you are at your core, who you want to be in this life matters. It not only matters, it’s paramount to your success, fulfillment, and happiness. Not to mention how much more dough you’ll make when you have clarity and surround yourself with the exact right “whos” in your life.
Once you know who you are and want to be, it becomes much easier to begin aligning yourself with likeminded, driven thought leaders like you. This is where your impact, influence, income and freedom really start ramping up.
I’ve been through many challenges and changes with the 9 companies I’ve owned in 5 different industries and if one common denominator remains true, it is how important key people are to your success. Certainly I’m not undermining the newest apprentice beginning their career with you and saying they are not a key player. Rather, I’m hoping to help you realize that you and 2-3 key people can run your organization very effectively regardless of size.
It’s been said that no more than 6 key players run ANY company. $200K per year or $200M per year doesn’t matter when it comes to key team running divisions, departments, or projects. Think about this rather than dismissing it as something that doesn’t affect you. If you want different and better results in the year to come, do these three things religiously.
Decide who you are and who you want to become.
Decide who you need to add or replace on your key team.
Commit to growing yourself and your “whos” like never before.