Do you have a creative strategy?
Life is a work in progress
It’s never finished. There’s always where to aspire to. Like a good circus show, you write, work, develop, present, rewrite, and then premiere and run it. Still, it keeps on improving while it is performed. The more it is performed, the more audiences it meets, the better it gets.
Circus is an excellent profession for creative leaders because there’s always the next level to aspire to.
Do you have the next level to aspire to?
Do you know where or rather who you want to be in a year, three years, and five years from now?
Imagine where you want to be
Think about it. Ask yourself the following questions: If nothing stops you, if you have no limitations and the ultimate assistance and team to get you there, where do you want to be five years from now?
Like a circus director, sit down to write your own show. Create it in your mind’s eye and write it down. That’s the first step. To elaborate an effective strategy of implementation, though, you need to look first at where you are now and honestly.
Look at where you are now
Be as honest as you can. There’s no point in lying to yourself and cultivating illusions about your current reality. Be your best and most honest feedback giver. It’s not easy. If you can’t, ask for help from someone who knows you well and that you trust, to be honest with you. Be humble. Accept nothing but the truth. Then look at the gap between where you are now and where you want to get to.
Create your next steps
Create the landmarks on your way to where you want to be in five years. Go backward to a year from now and divide the year into three months or 12 weeks. Then read this book and follow the steps.
Implement them over 12 weeks
Every 12 weeks, re-create your next steps and goals.
If you’ve done all that, you now have a creative strategy for your life.
If you need help with it, give me a call, send me a message, or start with this leadership assessment to see where you are now.