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Developing a what’s happening today and that can change tomorrow type of mindset. It is easy for you to look at what is going on and buzzing around in your industry trend for today, but when it comes to “what’s next” for tomorrow you have to be ahead of the learning curve.
Every idea is fragile and must be protected for longevity. What is going to happen next in your industry and how can you begin to implement the next trend in your business before it is exposed? I want you to pick one of your fabulous ideas that you are willing to fight for and put together a beta test. Test out your ideas, pilot your ideas, work out the kinks. Be willing to fail forward when it comes to being the “what’s next” leader.
Learn from the challenges that are presented.
Learn from the success.
Don’t focus on working in perfection, focus on working in excellence. Become a change agent for yourself first and then become an activator that understands the in’s and out’s of your position and role in your leadership role as a business owner, ministry leader, artist, executive, this list goes on. Whatever position you hold right now in life be the one who is thought of as the “go to person” for the “what’s next”.
Activate: Take 2 hours a day for the next 7 days and research where your indistry is headed in the next 10, 20 or 50 years. What is needed for the ideas you have for today to be even more successful and needed for tomorrow? For example if you are a coach, how can you create a program for the coaching industry that other coaches can use. How can you begin to license your intellectual capital to be used in corporate training?