Why Strategy – Another reason
Strategies are a tool to help you stay focused. The value of having a Life Map strategy is that it helps you to stay on your path and see opportunities when they present themselves. It is a simple way to stay focused on what needs to be done.
It also helps you know when to say ‘no’ and pass on opportunities that don’t support your progress. For example, as an entrepreneur, I meet a lot of other people who own or want to own their own business. Many of them have chosen businesses that are based on a tiered marketing model like Mary Kay, Warm Spirit or VM Direct. They are very excited about their opportunities and they want me to partner with them because they see me as having an expansive network that would support their businesses. In their eyes, it would be a win-win situation because it would make money for me as well. Because my strategies are clear, I can say no to their lovely offers because I know they would create a detour on the road to taking my company where I want it to go. I also know how much energy it takes to market and manage my own business. To veer away from that to work on something that’s unrelated to my work is not something that I need to do. Being clear that these opportunities don’t serve me, enables me to graciously say no, but it doesn’t preclude me from offering them support in ways that make sense for me.
There is so much going on in the world, so much information and mis-information that it is easy to get off track. My hope is that armed with your strategies, you will have a tool to make everyday count towards the journey to making your vision real.
So, now you have your vision, your current reality and your strategies. Sit with this accomplishment a moment before moving on to the next chapter.