Bruce the Brit (Bruce Carnohan) comments on Vision and Focus in business.
I have had the opportunity to step back in the past few weeks to really focus on the vision I created in the last quarter of 2011.
The picture of my Vision Board is here:
As I reflected on this entire process, I realized that a very clear, easy to communicate and constant communication of what you desire is so very important. Keeping the messages to everyone, in every circle of your life consistent to your vision is the key to figuring out what you should spend your time on. Through this tough reflective and somewhat selfish process I’ve been able to really figure out what “to and not what to spend your time on”
My TOP 10 observations may be helpful to you with the delivery of your vision and focused goals.
- Stop spending time with people and processes that suck energy away from you
- Stop spending time with people who tear down your unique gifts due to their own in security
- Divert your thoughts, energy and input to the people and processes that help you build on positive relationships with you and others
- Be willing to “weed the garden” of people and things that are taking away your energy and or your focus. Some of these people and things may appear to be very important to you and have been for a long time, however the reality is they are often not what they seem!
- Be prepared to ask for what you want and then to be “still” and “patient” at certain times each day to let that flow your way
- Spend time working on your growth. Lots of research shows that leaders who grow are able to influence the growth of their sphere in almost exact proportion to that new growth. Those who do not grow, who repeat their daily motions based on a laziness of mind are not going to lead any long term improvements
- Invest some time in learning something new, something that you would “never see yourself doing”
- Give some of your time to somebody or something who is not expecting your kindness and support. Watch as they become stronger through your moment of surprise support
- Have a few fun moments, savor them, remember them and be able to laugh at the parts that amuse you most. People around us are a great source of inspiration and fun too
- Be open and willing to form new relationships in all areas of your life. A leader I know once told me that opportunity has no concept of your timing of when it shows up. He was very successful in doing new things at the very “worst timing” in his life – he believes that is what sets him apart from others (Thank You Stuart Hughes and Rick Jordan)
Bruce Carnohan a leader in driving Process Excellence through Comprehensive Strategies, Individualization, Ideation, Effective Communications, and Expert Analysis. If you would like to see my vision board, or would like to have a conversation about this process, just let me know. Best way to reach me is via email: BruceTheBrit@gmail.com.