It takes longer than you think:
to build an ethical business with a really valuable proposition
to build a superb management/support team to whom you can confidently delegate
to build a body of patients/clients who trust, respect and like you
to earn referrals and recommendations
to build sales
to do the introspection and conversation that are necessary to innovate
to learn BIG from one’s mistakes
to get over a failure – in business or in relationships
to pay off debt
to prepare well
to become physically, mentally or spiritually fitter
to appreciate art and nature
to be a good leader, manager, parent, partner, friend
So as we enter into a new year, don’t be fooled by those who offer you
the inside track
a faster way
the short cut
There is no short cut.
Dan Sullivan at Strategic Coach had it right 20 years ago, advising us to plan 36 months in advance.
Don’t ask yourself what you are going to achieve in 2017 – ask yourself where you want to be by December 2019 and plan accordingly.
Slow down, manage your expectations, take the short term pressure away, allow yourself (and those around you) to expand into the available space.
You will become much happier (and likeable) if you are in this for the long haul.