When people build a business strategy they usually make one of two mistakes:
They make it all about their personal wants and needs
They fail to align it with their personal wants and needs
Seems like I’m contradicting myself doesn’t it?
The market doesn’t exist to provide for you. It owes you nothing. You exist to provide for the market, so building a strategy that is all about getting you what you want misses the point that an effective strategy solves a problem that is worthy of solving.
Building a strategy that solves a worthy problem but takes you to a destination you don’t want to go to means you will always hold something back, because no one wants to charge into hell.
Solve a worthy problem in a way that aligns with you and you are ahead of 99% of other business owners.
When it comes to your business, what’s more important, revenue or profit?
I run a course called Board of Directors. Business owners join me for two days every three months and we go deep on their businesses, and their own personal psychology.
Recently we got some HR people in to help us improve our professional development program at MedRecruit.
People often talk about the impact they want to have… In the future.
After a crisis, most people aim to get back to the state they were in before the crisis.
Recently the World Medical Association ratified a change to the Declaration of Geneva, the modern-day Hippocratic Oath, the value-set of doctors worldwide, to include the health and wellbeing of doctors.
I was recently speaking to a group of corporates.
And I had to smile.
I speak to a lot of groups of people AND Purpose is something that I’m big on, and it invariably leads to someone asking the question, “I don’t know what I want to do. What should I do?”
“When is it giving up, and when is it changing direction?” is a question I get asked a lot.
Some people like beer.
Some people like wine.