Last week’s Thought for the Week was; “About Business Trends” and how, by tapping into creativity, individuals and organisations will be the trend-setters and lead the way.
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We can feel under pressure to start each year with some kind of major declaration and mission for the year to come can’t we!
A new year gives us a clean slate in many ways and a chance to refresh our thinking and revisit outdated habits, processes etc.
We know all about New Year’s resolutions! They can be very positive and at the same time can be unrealistic and set us up for a sense of failure if we don’t fulfil them.
So what’s the answer?
Personally, I like to take an objective ‘helicopter view’ of my life, my business, my strategy.
I then look at how that dovetails with what’s happening in the World and how effective I am in helping people to get results right now …
- What am I doing that’s really working and should leave as it is?
- What do I need to tweak or change and why?
- What smaller and realistic steps can I take to make changes?
Then I tap into my creativity to think outside the box and come up with fresh ideas around how I move forward.
When it comes to setting goals, we are all familiar with “SMART Goals” (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely).
Well I introduce my clients to another very simple model that also includes 2 very important elements that are not included in SMART. These are around our goals also being “Challenging” and “Exciting”!
If we don’t have these in the mix, we often don’t feel anchored to a goal and motivated enough to make it happen.
And when it comes to making changes, I have found that, rather than setting a “New Year’s Resolution”, making small and realistic changes and committing to these really does work.
I’d love to know what you think? Leave a post and let me know!
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“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.”
“If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.”
I will leave you on that note and will post again soon with more thoughts and tips.
With best wishes