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Scale up your thinking.
There is always an opportunity to think bigger, larger, wiser, to take things from a different perspective, and to turn the worries of your monkey mind into leadership power.
Today's thoughts are going to be shorter than usual, but sometimes keeping things to the minimum can be a lot more impactful.
I've had three intense discussions yesterday with the entrepreneurs and managers I coach, and they both got me to one, big, insight.
#1: Imagine you are about to invest your time and energy into joining a promising startup you are really excited about.
Your thoughts get you to one question (among others): I'm gonna be part of the team and I'll source their stuff, how do I negotiate the equity I want to get?
In the end, the discussion gets you to one much bigger thought, though: how can you think like an investor and use this first experience to start building a system (a logic, framework, a process) that'll allow you to use your expertise to invest in more companies, and build your own little empire (instead of just building theirs).
#2: Imagine you are managing a team. One of your guys is changing departments so you have to revise all your organization.
Your thoughts make you wonder how you'll manage the workload, and they get you to hope things won't get complicated until there's a budget to hire someone else.
In the end, the discussion gets you away from your stress and get you to realize that you have an opportunity to revise the way people work, plus push towards the adoption of tools and system that'll make your life a lot easier while improving the overall team process. That's called transition management, and that's actually one of the highly valuable skills you needed to acquire as a promising mid-manager to get to your next step.
#3: Imagine your business needs to get to the next level and you're not sure how to handle all the mess that creates.
After a (tiring) workshop in which we've set your strategy for the next three years, your thoughts get you to worry about how the heck you'll deliver on everything that has to be done.
What you are also about to realize, though, is that what you now have is not just the foundation of the springboard you needed to push that company of yours to its next level. It’s also a huge basis to set your own leadership path. Growth is getting tangible now that there’s a plan, and that puts you in charge of leading those who will be managing the big work…
Long story short? There is always an opportunity to think bigger, larger, and wiser. There is always a way to take things from a different perspective. And there is always a way to turn the worries of your monkey mind into something that builds up your leadership power.
Scale up your thinking, that's the best way forward. I'm curious to know how it goes, but it's up to you! 😉
Until next time,