The Number One Question You NEED To Be Asking!

Nov 11, 2019 | Downloadable Tools for Leaders, Executive Coaching Blogs, Life Coaching Blogs, Strategic Planning, Team Training

Friends, I can talk about change allllll the time, but this week’s tip is short and sweet.

As you work to identify workplace goals and strategy going forward (especially since we’ve been talking about fourth-quarter planning!), I’m challenging you to ask yourselves this ONE question to think about things a little differently.

In my experience, the answer will help you determine how to narrow down your priorities as we head into 2020.

Check out the video below for what I think the number one question you need to be asking RIGHT NOW is!

After you’ve checked out the video, won’t you head down to the comments section? We want to hear from you! How are you applying this question to your workplace goals?

You can make a real difference for someone else when you share your story. So don’t be shy about leaving a comment. Every little bit of wisdom helps!

Speaking of priorities – did you catch my blog about maintaining focus as we finish out the year? If not, don’t miss that one here!  Let’s do this, Pro Troublemakers!

Video Transcription:

Hey there, friend. It’s Stefanie Krievins with the Problem Solvers School where I share tips and encouragement so you can fix your hot messes. And today I wanna continue the conversation around all the activities that are happening in the fourth quarter of our businesses, right? We’re reviewing what made us successful, what didn’t go so well, what did we learn and hopefully taking all of that insight into our next years planning and in this case 2020. To say, all right what’s gonna make 2020 even better, even stronger, even more impactful. Where can we grow, what do we need to stop doing, what do we need to start doing, what do we need to continue doing? Here’s a fourth question I wanna add to those classic business questions. Where do we need to reduce our investments? What have we learned about the work in 2019? Where it was just too much, our goals were too big, maybe we hired too many people, maybe we brought on too many freelancers. Where do we need to reduce the number of priorities that we have set? Often times when I look at companies’ strategic plans there are just way too many goals, way too many priorities, way too many things to get done. And from the research I’ve done from Franklin Covey, they say that we can only focus on three to five things at a time. So, if you’ve got more than that, how are you gonna whittle it down to make it more likely that you’re gonna be successful in 2020? My friends that’s my quick tip for the day. I just wanna invite you to ask yourself, “Where can you reduce the amount of work that is being asked of you, your team and your organization?” So that you can have focus on what really, truly matters. What is going to move the needle, to use that old cliche, what’s going to be really impactful? What is going to change the world if you accomplish it? I think that’s the biggest and best question. So what do you need to reduce in order to prioritize and make possible those big, grand visions, that I know that you have. All right my friends, I would love to hear from you. Share you’re story wherever you’re watching this. I wanna hear where did you have too many big grand plans. That certainly tends to be my tendency, I have big dreams that I often times have to whittle down to more bite-size reality, right? Share your story with us. Where were your plans too big? Or maybe where did you need to step up your game ’cause you didn’t have enough priorities? Share your story because those certainly help us all learn from your experiences. And now friends it’s time to get off the internet and be a problem solver who gets the real work done and I’ll see you soon.

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