In his training sessions, Jim Rohn often asked, “When should you start building the house? Answer: As soon as you have it finished.”
How can you start if you’ve finished?
The same way you put a jigsaw puzzle together, using the vision on the box as a guide.
The same is true about becoming a leader in business. Before you start the trip, you have to know where you are going and what it looks like, which is typically why you want to go in the first place.
Having been a basketball player, I look at running a business the way coaches prepare their teams for games.
-> They envision the victory long before they begin practicing for that game.
-> They share the vision of the victory with the team so they too can see it, feel it, and enjoy it.
-> They prepare by developing a game plan to guide the team to the vision, and help them keep focused on the prize.
-> They coach and encourage their players through the highs and lows of the game, keeping the desired outcome the purpose.
Business leaders, like basketball coaches, spend a great deal of their time learning from the best in the business and seek out mentors to facilitate their growth for the benefit of making timely and wise decisions, and learning and understanding the wisest practices of the profession.
Be sure to follow your mentor’s advice and when Sol says to… “call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,“ ~ Proverbs 2:3
Make it a great day and keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.