When it comes to success there is no one path to follow that will ensure success. There are however ways in which you can narrow down the process so that success is more likely.
Mapping your success can be done in the following way. The key is to use the full process and not skip or deviate from the list so as to get the best from it.
Like I said there's no ONE way but this is a great formula and one I hope you'll use in the future. Stay with me here as we head into the mapping steps to success....
Start with the most obvious one - what's the outcome you are looking for? It is monetary success? Is it market share? Is it brand recognition? Is it world domination? You decide but make it clear and measurable - that takes us nicely onto #2.
How will you know when you've achieved it? There needs to be some kind of measure to confirm that the goal has been achieved. Plain and simple so think numbers, think quantity of some item that gives you a "yeah" or "nay" on the goal being achieved. Nay is ok you may need a few misses before you get a "hit."
What does achieving the goal bring for you? In last weeks blog I talked about Values to live by. Does achieving this goal confirm that you have been living your values? This is a great litmus test on both the goal and the values.
The plan is your to do list! The things you need to do to make this success a reality. These may need to be broken down into smaller bit sized chunks which when achieved will give you that much needed dopamine hit of achievement. Keep going these can get addictive but useful.
5. First Step
As indicated above bite sizes chunks gets it done. Pick your top 2 things that need sorting and on you go…
You’re bound to be familiar with these! However, these are more of an internal dialogue that you may be having with yourself as opposed to other people. Are you self-sabotaging at all? Could there be mental blocks getting in your way? Do you know why? Have you come up against these before? What part of you doesn't want this? Work through them. Come back to your values again these will guide you through.
If you have worked out what’s holding you back – what solutions for this challenge do you have? You may need to bounce these off someone else.
Who can help? Do you need other skills in your business? Are there other mind sets you really admire that will fit nicely into your organisation? Are there other skill sets out there that would complement yours?
What resources do you already have and what are you lacking? A quick assessment of these and you’ll have an idea of what’s missing in your business and what gaps need filling to make it ‘whole’ and solid for you to move forward with.
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