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.
I am passionate that every business needs to have a really focussed strategic plan, therefore everyone in the Board is requested to create one.
One person in Board, who has a lot of experience, has resisted. For years. But in the last quarter they have created one and now they are the business plan evangelist and their energy for their business has skyrocketed.
This could have happened years ago, but it didn’t.
I take some responsibility for this, clearly the way I showed up as the Chair didn’t drive the necessary change. I realised that I hadn’t diagnosed why the person didn’t create the plan.
There is something really important that you need to do, that you are resisting. You know what it is.
So what’s stopping you? Is it:
Lack of knowledge
Lack of belief
Uncertainty about the next step
Diagnose the reason you aren’t progressing first, then address that to make progress.
It’s worth it.
You might even become an evangelist!
This is the first blog I’ve written since my cousin Matthew was killed flying a helicopter a few weeks ago.
Do you ever not do something you want to for fear of being judged?
The poor old ego gets a bad rap.
We place labels on things – situations, relationships, roles – that state ‘this is this therefore this is not that.’
Or do you want to be right?
Recently I was in a meeting with my management team.
One isn’t better than the other.
We all have different personas; the child, the warrior, the sage etc.
Is a feeling.
Entrepreneurs and doctors are similar in many ways.