How can you stay ahead?

What do you do each day to stay ahead – of the competition, of your plan, of failure, of disappointment, of your fears?

Are these actions building your brand and head to the future?

Or are do they  just help you stay in place?  In today’s environment, if you are staying in place, you are probably falling behind.

The last few weeks have been a time of  listening, learning, discussion and introspection as I continue to search for the new opportunity in my transition.  A number of people have invested time with me and I truly appreciate the input.  Thank you!  I know your time is valuable.

People and companies  have dreams or visions and achieving those has real value.   What can you do to help them reach those dreams?  Can you offer to help them is a way that takes them towards their dreams and helps you achieve yours?  You need to know your tool kit and wisely apply it to the important ideas that deliver mutual value.

How do you place value on your time?  Your time is an investment.    How do you choose to invest it?  Do you take the same care as when you invest your money?  Are investing in important ideas or just those that are urgent or currently irritating you?  You have to make choices or you will clutter your life with tasks and not drive toward your goals.

Finally, if you help people reach their visions and goals, they will talk about you.  You will build your brand and your brand will be strengthened.

So ask yourself:

  • Who is important to you?
  • How can you help them?
  • Can you create tangible value?
  • Are you driving important change?
  • Are people talking about you?  The right people?  Saying the right things?

Have a great day!  Find someone to help achieve their dreams.  Who knows, it may help you achieve yours.


p.s. – I will be back on my weekly release now.


Author: John

Business Executive with Marketing, Product, Sales and General Management Experience. Currently, consulting in areas of strategic marketing, pricing excellence, key account management, and market driven innovation. Love to read, ride my bike, swim, compete in tri's, pick/drink wine, meet with friends, live life.

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