These are crazy times for everyone. We are experiencing seismic change, like never before. Navigating the chaos, confusion and unknown, can either get the better of us, or make us stronger. Focusing on your fundamental priorities is critical.
Many of us right now are struggling with a 3-way focus:
- Business and life adapting to a “new normal” – how to keep momentum and the important business as usual priorities moving forward, despite social distancing
- Contingency planning – considering the what ifs, re-forecasting, desperately trying to predict the uncertain path ahead
- Re-imagining the future, re-modelling, revising our vision and longer- term strategy.
Some of us are busier than ever, but for others the “pause” button has been abruptly applied with shocking repercussions. Now more than ever we need to be fleet of foot, whilst also creating essential time to think
Keep focused on your fundamental priorities – simplify and let go of anything superfluous
We can no longer afford to justify over-complication. Most businesses – and lives are ripe for simplification. Now is the time for ruthless prioritisation, valuing what (and who) is precious and important, and cutting out the rest – do it, delegate it or dump it (or them!).
This article focuses on three elements:
A priority is a thing that is regarded MORE IMPORTANT than anything else. Anything that is fundamental forms a NECESSARY BASE or CORE.
1. What matters most to you right now?
2. What will matter most in 3, 6 and 12-months’ time?
Understanding and Focusing on Your Foundation
This involves being clear on 5 fundamental elements:
- Your Attitude
- Your Motivators
- Your Purpose
- Your Well-being
- Your Behaviours
Open your mind to fresh perspectives. Standing back, quietening and refreshing your mind and taking a helicopter view is critical now – for individuals and teams alike. By shifting perspectives, challenges and opportunities are seen in a new light. Get a brainstorming partner or coach to catalyse your thinking, provoke a few ‘squirms’ and generate lightbulb moments to create the transformations you need to thrive.
Your Biggest Challenges to Prioritisation
What Are You Agreeing to Do?
For more information, please watch the accompanying 30 minute webinar hosted by our Founder and CEO, Carole Gaskell.