By: O.L./Sway Buckley
Planning decreases anxiety.
Even though some of us perform really well under pressure, imagine how much more thoughtful and brilliant we would perform when our ideas have marinated over time.
We can get so accustomed to performing well under pressure that we can feel as if we don't perform well UNLESS we're under pressure. That mindset can lead to costly lessons but also lost opportunities because of ill-preparedness.
But just because something is 'normal' doesn't mean it's healthy. The primary way to grow in personal development is first through exposure.
If we aren't exposed to what's possible, we'll believe there's only one way to 'win.'
When, in fact, there may be only one way that YOU know of to win.
Planning for the 4th quarter of the year helps you position yourselves better to finish the year strong with a solid strategy with mile markers. Unfortunately, far too many visionaries fail because their vision doesn't have a solid execution strategy to bring it across the finish line.
5% of leadership teams spend less than one hour per month on strategy, and 50% spend no time at all on strategy.
(Harvard Business Review, 2005)
According to the Harvard Business Review, 50% of leadership teams spend NO time on strategy. If you decided to spend at least one hour a month on strategy to execute the vision, you'd be among the top 5% (if you aren't already).
- Realign your goals for the last three months (both for marriage and business)
- Set your metrics on what this looks like to move the needle forward daily
- Determine your set mile markers for each Initiative and keep them visible.
If you'd like us to walk you through how to do these steps, join the waitlist for the Q4 Finish Strong Masterclass for Marriedpreneurs here.
Here's to living purposefully, powerfully, and profitably in sync,
O.L. & Sway
O.L. is a former banker turned real estate consultant and entrepreneur. Sway is a former CEO of a staffing firm she started on her dorm room floor to pay for college. Together, they co-own Marriedpreneur Life Consultancy, equipping faith-based married entrepreneur couples with high-level systems to scale (without strain). They're the creators of the Marriedpreneur Operating Systems and the co-hosts of The Marriedprenuer Life Podcast, which was praised as one of Wedding Wire's top relationship podcasts. Learn more at MarriedpreneurLife.com.