How to be Rock-Solid for a Successful 2017
Last week I made that really big confession about how I tend to fly by the seat of my pants, and how working with some key strategies allows me the freedom to do just that. It was a well-received post. So many of you wrote or commented back to tell me how much you could relate (thank you!) so if you missed the article, you may want to check it out here.
What I found myself replying back to most of you had a bit of a theme to it, so I decided to use that as the subject of my article this week. Just what DO I use to make sure that my business foundation is rock-solid? Surely I don’t really just fly by the seat of my pants.
Or do I?
(insert collective gasp)
Well, before I get too far ahead of myself, let me quickly recap the concept of Flying By The Seat of My Pants.
What I have long-ago discovered about myself was that both Freedom and Security are core drivers for me. I am at my very best when both of these elements are satisfied in my life. As I have said, I am the gal with the gypsy heart that chooses to fly around the Universe all while holding the hand(s) of my anchor(s).
So how does this translate into my business? Do I actually plan anything or are the fifteen years of success that I have enjoyed in my businesses just a fluke of whimsy?
And here’s the thing: I have taken years to find the precise ways and means, and tools and tricks that I need to satisfy my need for security in the business that then allow me the freedom to fly. And here they are:
1. Colleagues I know and trust implicitly. I need people in my corner to cheer for me, and to hold my hand when things take a turn. For years now, I have had the blessing of the support of a few key women with whom I have developed and honed a relationship that allows for mutual sharing and rock-solid advice. We meet regularly — we schedule our time for the whole year in advance — and we treat this as a commitment to ourselves, and to one another. Carol and Julie have seen me through several transitions, and their support has been invaluable. Recently I have added a second group of women with whom I also meet regularly, and