The world of a military fighter pilot is fast-paced, thrilling, and absolutely unforgiving.
There’s little margin for error, as a single mistake could be disastrous.
The world of a business owner is also fast-paced and thrilling. And while you can probably get away with making a single mistake, make a series of poor judgement calls and your business can take a dive quickly…especially if it’s still young and finding its footing.
There are specific success strategies a fighter pilot practices that any person can use to make their business and personal life both thrive.
In fact, today I’m going to share with you one of the most powerful weapons in business that can make your head spin like an F-15 nosedive; and if you use it, you’ll have a good shot at shattering both your own business and self-growth records.
Interested? Then let’s keep moving.
Ok, first, you craft an incredibly SPECIFIC picture of what you want to accomplish.
Now, I don’t mean something like, “I want to have my own business and sell widgets…or, “I want to be self-realized and spiritual.”
No, I’m talking HIGHLY specific with tons of details. More like, “I’m sitting in a black, high backed leather chair in front of my executive oak wood desk that’s 6 feet wide and faces the south wall. On the wall are pictures of Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and Ray Kroc. I work from 8:15 am until 5 pm and…or, I’m attending a Tony Robbins seminar and I’m walking on coals with such single-pointedness that I’m not even phased by the redhot coals burning under my 10 inch feet; I move toward the other side, one step at a time”…well you get the picture.
The purpose of this exercise is, to instill the SAME future picture into the minds of your mastermind team too…right down to the minute details.
Then you create plans for numerous possible scenarios: the idea is that, no matter what turn life takes on you and your team, you will already have a contingency plan developed to address it.
Once your strategy is in place, then you can hash out the tactics your team will employ in order to actually implement the strategy. This is a very important key to success.
I’m a firm believer of ‘getting things started,’ doing something to get the ball rolling – even if what you do seems silly, awkward or even laughable.
Because if you don’t do something, then you’re probably left sitting there reading emails about great people of achievement and stuck exactly in the same spot you were in the day before, and the day before that…
Once you get the ball rolling, then you have to take a step back and start plotting out a strategy for achieving what you want. Strategies infer the use of systems and systems have a kind of synergy to them where the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.
When you work on strategy, you’re identifying your system’s ‘centers of gravity,’ which are key to building out your strategy.
Ok, so work on strategy.
Once strategy is worked out, you need to share it with your team. Get everyone on the same page. This happens right before it’s time to take ACTION.
Then it’s SHOW TIME. It’s GAME TIME. Throw away all your notes because it’s time to get moving and DOING.
Once you’ve executed your strategy, everyone meets back up to discuss how everything went.
This is crucial to the success process.
In fact, it’s one of the most powerful weapons in business and self growth.
In the military, this is often referred to as “Debriefing”. In psychology it’s called ‘Feedback’ and sports teams do this every time they sit down after a game and go over the video tapes.
Regardless of the field, the process is still the same. You absolutely have to take the time to review what just happened in your business and/or in your life!
Were you able to stick to the plan? If not, what happened that was unexpected? How did you handle it?
If you stuck to the plan and you still didn’t hit your target (ie, manifest your future vision), what was it that fell short? Your attitude? Your expectations? Or was the strategy flawed in some way?
You have to, HAVE TO, go through this part of the success process. Because if you don’t, you’re not going to know what you need to do differently next time. And you won’t know which parts of your strategy were powerful, effective, and need to be used again and again.
As soon as you’re done, guess what? It’s time to begin the process again.
Use this same success method fighter pilots are trusting their lives with and in no time you’ll be shattering both your business and and your self growth records.
To Your Success,
Pathways To Power, LLC