This is the first in a series on how to get your life back on track and achieve your goals.
I was recently asked to speak to the Kennesaw Business Association. The current president set a unique theme for the year. It is something very few of us do unless we are forced to do so. His theme: Reimagine your business.
This got me thinking.
What about reimagining my life?
When did I ever do that?
I started to recall the times I was forced to do this reimagining. It was never pleasant, but it always turned out for the better. In fact, I am at one of those points now, and I’m scared, almost frozen.
Reimagining business is easier because it is far less personal. In business reimagining, we think in terms of market, customers, products, competition, and delivery. We focus on the questions, “What business are we in? What business should we be in?”
But I find the more difficult challenge is personal. The personal reimagining question is: “Should I keep doing what I am doing, or should I change?”
This is a frightening question.
Answer “No” and you are off the hook. You just keep doing whatever it is you are doing. Answer “Yes” and you are taking the first step on a journey with an undefined destination.
This series of upcoming articles will focus on the journey of reimagining your life. I believe the steps of personal reimagining will also help those readers who are looking to reimagine their business. The steps are the same. I am choosing to tackle the more difficult of the two, personal reimagining. But you’ll see these steps apply to your business, too.
The hardest part of the life reimagining process is beginning. The younger you are, the less threatening. The older you are, well, it’s really hard. In either case, I have only met a few people who entered the process voluntarily. The rest of us get dragged into it whether we like it or not.