When we have options, we don’t always consider whether there are decisions beyond those options. Even choices can be limited if we are looking at something from the same old perspective.
Discovering that our options exceed even the ones we believe we had. Opens new worlds of Business. Expands our level of perception. Ultimately providing us with more than we expected.
In a limited option world, a glass is some form of half empty or half full. Consider, what if a glass was not simply a glass? How unlimited would your options be then?
Are we really victims of failure?
Or are we in fact gifted with an alternative ending, that exceeds an opportunity that we would not have considered?
We are kind of trained as though we only have something to loose. What about what we have the potential to gain?
Consider, when things do not progress in the way we intend them, that possibilities then expand for us to pursue a course of action we would not have previously considered. Potentially resulting in and even greater height of success than our original intention.
“ Where you have synergy, you have clarity. If things feel hard, you don’t have synergy or clarity. - Jamie Meyer
Dave Lukas’ line Release Your Inner Misfit speaks to me on so many levels. His focus on non traditional methods for achieving Success. Sounds like my life, laughs. As I am sure it resonates with so many others. Essentially Dave’s idea of a Misfit, is your X factor. The thing that makes you so uniquely you. What makes you stand out from the crowd. And how by harnessing and following that thread of individuality. We reach new heights of achievement. The kinds of achievements that speak so throughly to who we are, what matters to us and our goals.
Dave is a celebrated and extremely accomplished Entrepreneur. He endeavours to leave a trail of insights to life for his young daughter. Which is the kind of noble cause that inspires something just like Misfit Entrepreneur, to take on a life of its own. Becoming a greater platform than even he originally anticipated.
So whether you are an Entrepreneur or an In-trepreneur. I encourage you to lead with your inner Misfit!! Embrace your X factor. Be prepared though, for all the places it will take you.
Following this thread, Dave and I discussed how to mold Business into your very own Diamond! Which is right up my ally! You can listen to our conversation here;
Or directly through Soundcloud;
Dave asks each of his Guests to highlight a Misfit 3. What came out of this Episode were these. Always remember;
Whether we believe it can or whether we believe it can’t. Either way we are right. The only way we will ever know for sure is if we see it in action. A little play on Mr. Henry Ford…
A ship is not built to stay safely tied to the harbour. Nor are we.
Go out into the sea, even when you are unsure what you may find there. Whatever it is, it will be vast, infinite and technicolored.
Growth is a rather popular topic of conversation. Particularly in my field.
Avenues to obtain it. The percentages and values. The expectation and timeframes.
I am always left wondering whether people know or understand their Growth Velocity Capability?
Whether they take the time to determine it before moving forward. Like you would check if you had your Passport before leaving for the Airport.
Growth is a fantastic necessity for Success. It is why we are all in Business. To see what next level we can reach. Always striving to be better than we were yesterday.
Growth is usually also our greatest challenge. It can be just like that extra Jenga piece you shouldn't have touched. Hang your head in you hands kind of whoops. And can potentially be the demise of a successful Organisation.
If we move towards Growth that we cannot fuel or sustain. We recycle our Income or we crash and burn. It is like trying to run a Marathon fuelling your body with only a salad. You have no stamina. Even though you may be strong right out of the gate. Your muscles will start to protest part way through.
Growth Velocity Capability is about moving towards Growth in a manageable, fuelled and sustainable way. So that the fractures, that have the potential to become chasms, do not begin to appear.
There are 3 facets to consider when determining an Organisation's Growth Velocity Capability;
Take a front row seat to life. No matter where you find yourself.
It doesn’t pay to have a death like grip on the wheel or be frantically managing the controls. In those instances there is a high chance that we will miss the most opportune time. The most unlikely possibility. The most exquisite chance to be more than we expected.
The most brilliant places, things and people I have experienced. Have occurred, simply because I chose to sit in the front seat.
It's always all or nothing. Black and white. In or out. One or another. What if the real hero was a combination? What if you can have your cake and eat it too?
Consider that one approach alone is not all there is or all there should be. What is the purpose of coaching? What is the purpose of strategy?
Why do we look to one over another. And why should we not?
The whole is always greater than its parts, but it takes all of the parts to make an optimised whole.