How has the beginning of 2019 been for you? As we enter the halfway point of 2019, it’s only natural to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far, where we’ve fallen short of expectations, and what happened that we never saw coming. Every year is filled with its share of blessings and surprises. At the same time, in many ways, the first part of your year can look just like the last part of your year if we aren’t careful. Which gets me thinking about resolutions. Do you only make … [Read more...]
The One Word to Get You Through Strategic Gridlock
We strategic thinkers so easily get our hopes up sometimes. Haven’t you been in those sessions before where you just know you can drive the group to truly sell out to your key objectives? Committing together to make it all happen? Things are going well, you’ve got your tight list of objectives and goals, and it feels like some real barriers have been knocked down. And It Goes Downhill... Then someone points out that there’s one small initiative that hasn’t been addressed in the … [Read more...]
Are You Just Strategically Wishing?
The next time the strategic planning season is upon you, don’t do what most smart, well-meaning people do. My experience has shown me that most people confuse the words “strategy” and “wish.” They’ll bellow decrees of how 2018 will be the year we increase sales, or boost recruiting, or retain more customers. Sounds great; who doesn’t want to do any of that stuff? But it’s not a strategy. Difference Between Wishes & Strategy Wishes usually encompass only the “what.” They answer the … [Read more...]
Midyear Resolutions for Direct Selling Companies
It is common to make New Year’s resolutions, right? But why not make resolutions throughout the year? I mean, what's so special about January to think that's the only time we can be clear on our resolve to improve, right?!? It is always a smart move to make new goals, analyze our habits and look for blind spots. If you feel like you’re at a standstill or have plateaued, don’t let this year pass by without making a change. Brett Duncan, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Strategic Choice … [Read more...]