For a good while now I’ve stuck to my three-word principle.
It’s something that keeps me ‘on track.’ The three word principle is a short-cut to the plan of where I want to get to and what I need to do to be there. It’s a (much) shorter version of the business plan. Three words to guide me.
Each word is a pointer, representing the path I need to take in achieving what I used to refer to – in the old days – my goal … or more specifically at this time of year, and as with many other people, the new season resolution.
I have never been very successful with making resolutions or compiling ‘wish lists.’ In fact, with all good intentions the resolution has usually petered-out after just a couple of weeks into the New Year and the ‘wish list?’ Well, that’s a forever changing something which I’ve managed to settle on …
I’ve found that the three words I’m stuck with right now – “engage, develop, grow” are comfortable for me. I recall these words on a regular basis when I seek inner clarification of what it is I am pursuing, acting as a benchmark in fact, for how I’m doing.
What would your three words be if you were looking for a reference, a pointer – a compass to help keep you on track?
“Build the business?” Perhaps, maybe, although why waste a word by using ‘the?’
I’m sticking with my own compass points for now – they’re familiar and help me.
Try three words you can use as an easy reference, a benchmark, and a directional signpost for your business that together, offer vision as they ease you along the way.