Regardless of where you are in your career, self-discovery is a key step to check in with yourself and see if you’ve drifted away from your unshakeable core or lost sight of your most important goals. Maybe, when you read this, you think, “No way, I’m working SO hard toward my goals.” Think of it this way, you’re tunneling toward your destination – your start point was CEO prison – the end point? Shangri La – a great team that carries out your most profitable visions and sells your product path to a client funnel that is wholly in tune with you, your company and your vision. (Does that sound like what you’re building?)
As an Executive Mentor what I see a LOT of the time is a CEO who’s tunneling toward that goal, working super hard, but their tunnel goes off track. They get wrapped up in the day-to-day, or they forget to implement a key part of their revenue strategy – or worse, they get “married” to their vision of success and refuse to throw out the ideas that just don’t work. And trust me, there’s NO way to create business acceleration if we’re tied down to ideas, products and people that just don’t work for our TRUE success story.
An assessment is about sticking your head OUT of the tunnel to see where your goal is and redirect your efforts. (And remember, the best path is NOT always a straight one – often there are things in your way that The RIGHT Executive Mentor will see – like bombs laid by your competition, or bottomless shafts of “administrivia” that will detour you forever.)
Begin your assessment with YOU. Ask some key questions about your own body, mind, spirit and successful vision. Here are a few to get you started.
– Am I learning, stretching, challenging myself?
– Am I building my network of fascinating people by at least five people per month?
– Am I being honest with myself and others – authentic and not fake or defensive?
– What am I still afraid of?
– Where can I go and what can I do to get to the next level?
– Am I aligned – meaning is my VISION aligned with my ACTIONS?
Once you’ve DONE this, for real, you can begin to assess your vision, your actions and where you are on your path. THAT is why a reassessment is so vital. Tune in for part two later this week!
Christine Comaford, The Executive Coach
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author http://businessaccelerationintensive.com
PS: Remember, we ALL have blocks on our path – from the top CEOs to the newest entrepreneurs. If you’re ready to bust through yours, then the right executive coach is key. I will MAKE room in my BAI program, IF you are serious. (I’ve added new dates all over the country too!) Teaching my Mighty Formula for Executive Evolution is my personal passion to turn this economy around, one success story at a time.