How To Create Dynamic Growth For The Long Haul
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Bill Prater, business owner, entrepreneur, publisher, author, speaker, consultant, and coach. He is best known for long-term success enabling business owners and leaders to quickly eliminate personal barriers, rapidly reach their current dreams, and to embark on a journey of business mastery.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- How to be a leader by being the Chief Dreamer
- Bill’s path from technology at IBM, to finance, and finally to top-flight business consulting
- The #1 thing all business schools do not teach their students
- How hundreds of businesses have benefitted from Bill’s knowledge and strategies
- The 3 things that separate the best from the rest in the business world
- How to navigate the 7 phases of dynamic growth
- What every elite company shares
- Why you need to dream outrageously to lead charismatically
- One simple daily practice to achieve your vision and live your mission
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One of the most important things each of us can do as managers is to maintain a high level of consistency. Do it right and you will get the right results—the ones you need. And, one of the most important things we do as managers is doing the right thing for every level of performance we get from our employees.
Here is a top-level view.
In order to do this properly, we need to measure performance and take the appropriate action.
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Many people are uncertain about what a really good goal is. Most often they tend to confuse wishes with goals. Many people are content to simply make a wish or two and then sit back and hope that things work out. According to Webster’s dictionary a goal is defined as, “a result towards which effort is directed” while a wish is something that’s “wanted, desired and longed for.”
If all you’re looking for are definitions, you’ve gotten what you are looking for.
I believe in dreaming. It is a very valuable thing to do. In fact, I also believe in manifesting what you want. But, alas, there are some shortcomings with only doing this.
All results come from action.
Dreaming and manifesting alone will not do it. The Law of Attraction without Action will not produce the result you want.
I know, it’s disappointing, but it is true.
Few people would ever think of taking a trip without a plan. Some of us have a navigation system in our cars or a hand-held one we can carry around. There are many manufacturers of these devices. Let’s call the one we own Gloria—mine has a feminine voice. If yours is male, you might not want to use the name Gloria so pick another.
Let’s think for a moment about how these machines all work.
First, they contain or can access a map of the territory. Most of their maps cover a very large area. For example, all of USA and Canada. But, the map is not the territory it’s only a representation of reality.
Few people would ever think of taking a trip without a plan. Some of us have a navigation system in our cars or a hand-held one we can carry around. There are many manufacturers of these devices and are pretty inexpensive. Let’s call the one we own Gloria—mine has a feminine voice. If yours is male, you might not want to use the name Gloria so pick another.
Let’s think for a moment about how these machines all work.
First, they contain or can access a map of the territory. Most of their maps cover a very large area. For example, all of the USA and Canada. But, the map is not the territory it’s only a representation of reality. More on that distinction in a bit.
What’s nice about that is you have access to the entire map any time, but do not have to worry about it all. Instead you focus on the road between your current location and your destination. You can use the same technique with a paper map.
Second, you determine where you want to go—your destination or goal.
You need not worry about how to get there.
Simply type in the destination—some of them are easier to operate then others for sure, but you get the point. After that, some machines ask if you would like a quick, short, scenic or freeway only sort of a journey. Once you have decided the best route you are set to go.
Third, start driving. No need to worry about what direction you go! Sally will keep you on track.
Think about it. If you take a left when you should go right, Sally will tell you to, “Please take a U-turn if possible”. Sally never scolds just provides suggested corrective action.
You don’t have to do it, but if you don’t she’ll provide another suggestion, “Take the next available left and then the next left after that”. And, so it goes until you hear, “You have arrived at your destination”.
There are three principal criteria that need to be adhered to in every goal you set. But first, as a word of caution, most people don’t really set goals at all. Instead, they only have a vague notion of what they are trying to do. Many have been seduced to believe the Law of Attraction will somehow hand them what they are dreaming about.
Actually the Law of Attraction is a powerful force (a law actually) and does work all of the time. The problem is most people don’t know how to apply it.
Here are some time tested techniques that have been proven to work all of the time.
It is interesting that almost no one notices shortcoming, defects and issues in their business when times are good. It seems to take a business downturn to make an entrepreneur take notice and to do something about things when times get a little hard.
A dear friend of mine sent a poem to me the other day—I’ll get to it in a moment because it is very pertinent to the theme of this article—stay tuned.
The poem reminded me that the situations we are now living in are troublesome to say the least. It is the time for us to begin to observe what’s up. The business as well as the overall political circumstances you, me and absolutely everyone we know is pretty overwhelming and, more often than not, quite challenging.
We’d all well advised to assess if and how we specifically are being affected or involved.