“Clarity is the most important thing. I can compare clarity to pruning in gardening. You know, you need to be clear. If you are not clear, nothing is going to happen. You have to be clear. Then you have to be confident about your vision. And after that, you just have to put a lot of work in”. Diane von Furstenberg
In times where we have so much information coming at us from so many outlets, especially in the workplace, it can become challenging to keep our eye on the ball. Deadlines, conflicting priorities, time pressures and contact solely via apps and emails can drive overwhelm and confusion, impacting our success.
Through business coaching and facilitating change in leaders, it’s become even more apparent that clarity is a deal clincher. Having a clear direction, in both business and personal areas, allows us to take the action we need to get excellent results. Yet how often do we make time to get that clarity, set ourselves up for success, be targeted in what we want to achieve and why it matters to us?
Here are 3 useful tips i’ve used recently to help me get clarity and hit the ground running in 2019:
Clarity will give you certainty – being sure on what matters and why you are doing things makes it easier to carry them out. Unsure why you are doing long hours, it becomes challenging to keep doing them. If there’s a clear reason why you do things, then you have a clear reason to keep at it.
Manage Expectations – expectations of yourself and those around you can drive your desire to make things happen. Be focussed on your expectations and standards and those who match these will gravitate towards you. Then it’s up to you as to the level you set them.
Communicate openly and often – when you are clear what your direction is and why it matters, let those around you know as t\hey will impact your ability to stay on track. Openly let them know what you want to achieve and you may find they will set their standards to help make that happen.
This week will be one of setting a clear course for your direction. Use these three tips to help ensure you are giving yourself the best opportunity to create the 2019 you want.
Forward on to those in your networks who will get value from these tips. If you’d like help implementing these in your busy schedule, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org as we’d love to chat about adding value to you and those around you.
Have an awesome week!