December 20, 2010
Get Out Your Map
Everything in life it seems is about the path you take. Whether it’s the road less traveled, the higher or the lower. It’s learning the right path from the wrong. When you are on a journey, the best approach is generally to know your destination(s). Even the most spontaneous traveler should at least have a good sense of direction.
This holds true in business, no matter the industry. The most seasoned “traveler” knows it is best practice to have a clear map for their company and directions on how to get there. But one thing is certain—every trip has its obstacles along the way: a few potholes, too many rest stops, out of fuel, detours, etc. Many times you will reach your final stop safe and sound. A few bumps and scrapes along the way. But at some point, after missing a blind turn, you may find yourself lost in the woods.
That’s when you turn to your navigation tools to help you get back on track. Financial wizards. PR/HR Consultants. Marketing experts. People with a magnetic North. An internal compass if you will. Find a guide who can best read a map and maneuver you through the terrain to best help you reach your destination.
Don’t get distressed and discouraged by the journey. And should you find yourself unsure of your direction or just plain lost … Just grab your compass and get out your map.