One of the things about traveling, is I get to see new places and meet new people every day. Between yesterday and today, I'll work with leaders in multi-national organizations.
All the people I meet with have a common (positive) quality: They are focused on leadership and encouraging the talent around them. Three things I'm thinkin' as I head in to the board room today:
1. Are you working "smart"? What can you do, in the next hour, to get something done, right, the first time, so you can move on to #2?
I can recommend changing your perspective by doing one of two things: (a) Watch someone (who really knows what they're doing) do what you need to do and see something new, or (b) Ask someone to watch YOU working, and ask for a suggestion.
2. Are you thinking BIGger? Ok, so once you work smart, you "just might" wind up letting new thoughts in; thoughts that are bigger in scope than before. Go for it!
After contracting with yesterday's executive group (weeks ago) I reached out via my LinkedIn network, and today's presentation "appeared." I'm here on a referral from someone I'd met years ago, while working with Progressive Insurance, here near Cleveland.
3. Are you making more? (And, I'm not talkin' just about $$$ here.) Can you take those bigger thoughts and put 'em in to action? Start now, soon as you finish reading this article.
Simply staying in touch, calling/writing/emailing the people around (your neighborhood/town/city/county/state/country/hemisphere/world) might be all it takes to uncover your next big opportunity.
Your turn: What are YOU doing these days to get beyond getting "started"?