Imagine All The People

This is the season where we can take extra time to reflect upon the past year, and make plans for the next 12 months (or longer). While your business has most likely gone through the 2010 planning process by now, it’s never too late to dream about the ideal picture of how your business will feel and look in the future.

Some people’s thinking process goes from considering all the small details until the big picture reveals itself (sequential) while others prefer to begin their planning process by starting with the big picture and then identifying all the details that will make the plan a success (global).

Personally, I prefer to start with the big picture and work my way backwards. And when I say big, I’m talking really, really big. And when I say ideal picture, I’m talking … well, you get the idea. So over the next few weeks, I’m going to ignore news stories about the wars in Iran and Afghanistan, and our high unemployment rates, and the teetering economy. Instead, I’m going to imagine that my business could potentially exist in a time where people across the world recognize our connection and interdependence to one another and we begin to live as one.

I invite you to join me by dropping everything you’re doing at this moment and click on the video, below.

Whether you’re a sequential thinker or a global thinker the video had to touch your heart, which is where you should be as you make plans for the future. So, there are a couple of take-aways from this blog entry: (1) Viewing your business from an “ideal” perspective (no need for greed or hunger a brotherhood of man) just might shake your brain up to where you will be able to create some completely new and innovative ideas related to your business strategies and tactics. (2) By imagining the way things could be and by taking responsibility for your effects in the world maybe in some small way you’ll not only improve the results that you see in your business, but you’ll make the world a better place for all of us.

When it comes to business planning, you might say I’m a dreamer, but I hope I’m not the only one.

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