Posts Tagged ‘Strategic Planning

21
Jul
15

Shake out the nonsense

Success in business can and will take on a life of it’s own and begin to run us –we may, for example,5265_pg_5265_09 start to live by the measures of others or shoot for goals and targets without examining unexpected collateral damage.

Keep your ego in check!! Once in a while, drag yourself around by the hair and give yourself a good talking to –hold yourself upside down and shake all the nonsense out – fan the flame of loving connection.

Tired of Speaking Sweetly ~ Hafiz

Love wants to reach out and manhandle us,
Break all our teacup talk of God.

If you had the courage and
Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights,
He would just drag you around the room
By your hair,
Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world
That bring you no joy.

Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly
And wants to rip to shreds
All your erroneous notions of truth

That make you fight within yourself, dear one,
And with others,

Causing the world to weep
On too many fine days.

God wants to manhandle us,
Lock us inside of a tiny room with Himself
And practice His dropkick.

The Beloved sometimes wants
To do us a great favor:

Hold us upside down
And shake all the nonsense out.

But when we hear
He is in such a “playful drunken mood”

Most everyone I know
Quickly packs their bags and hightails it
Out of town.

Why Poetry?

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20
Sep
14

Energetic Action

Originally Posted http://www.strategystream.com

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Mind  always thinks in terms of purpose, profit, utility.

When mind disappears, action does not disappear, activity disappears –and there is a great difference between the two.

Activity has utility; action is pure joy, pure beauty.

You act not because something has to be achieved; you act because action is a dance, is a song.

You act because you are so full of energy ~Osho

Does meditation improve earning capacity?

Two kinds of intelligence ~Rumi

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16
May
13

Meditation = Happier Wealth

originally posted http://www.strategystream.com ~ by Ruby RenshawWater ying yang

Recently, I asked a successful finance director, who has been incorporating meditation into his business life for several years now, his own experience of the benefits of committing to a meditative practice.

Along with some expected benefits:

-Being un-rattled by issues arising when things seem to be going wrong.

-Ability to be present, to observe, not to engage in negative emotion, not because I am suppressing it – but genuinely because I do not need to go there anymore.

He also offered up the most yummy, juicy benefit:

I am happier! … AND what is a surprise – now becoming wealthier! …. Meditation energy is the type of energy that lets the stuff you no longer want go and allows in the new good stuff ….

I had to drop my old ways of doing business which worked financially, but were not based around happiness. So I had to drop some old ways of thinking – including with it ways that made money – without knowing how I was going to make a new way work financially. When you realize you want to do that, that’s a ‘Gulp’ moment! 

But when you have your own heart on your side, well that’s alignment, and things you cannot foretell start to engage, to happen and you get there.

Beautiful.

By improving your inner landscape, meditation helps you to respond to external events with more awareness and clarity, and hence, change the business and HAPPINESS results that you deliver over time.

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18
Apr
12

Floating, Flooding, Ever-Budding

Once you start the force of planning or implement a phase of an existing plan, fresh forces will come into play to which adjustment has to be made. Whether business starts pouring in, your staff or life partner starts to sabotage, or the economy busts –fresh forces there will be.

The good news is that this is natural. Einstein stated that force never moves in a straight line, but in a curve that eventually returns from where it came and in a higher arc, because the universe has progressed since it started.

You can count on the curve of the force returning –the key to success is counting on the new factors that occur at the higher arc level. Plan on stabilizing and harnessing these factors.

“There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads to fortune.” ~Shakespeare

There is a stage of business informally known as flood –this is when everything starts to work and comes together –the arc of your planning returns. It can seem overwhelming because with the flood comes debris –the new factors.

You can float when you routinely plan to revisit your key business success factors and proactively stabilize them. Incorporating a holistic system of measurement and communication will help to navigate the flood and turn debris into assets.

Keep forcefully planning!

Every phase of evolution commences by being in a state of unstable force and proceeds through organization to equilibrium. Equilibrium having been achieved, no further development is possible without once more oversetting the stability and passing though a phase of contending forces. As a friend of mine once said, it is about “floating, flooding, and ever-budding”.  Originally posted Love-is-the-Bottom-Line May 2010 & Strategy Stream March 2012

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15
Mar
12

Top 10 reasons to embark on a planning journey

Originally posted StrategyStream.com

You can’t discover new oceans unless you have the courage to leave the shore ~ Anonymous

It used to be that business planning fundamentally was about designing linear steps between a a current situation and a chosen future.

There are as many reasons why this idea seems ridiculous in today’s evolving world as there are numerous non-linear way’s to live into a chosen future.

Planning today has very little to do with a chosen destination – planning is an exciting, powerful journey in and of itself – a journey of BEING.

Evolving business planning concepts teach us to proactively interweave action and deep attention throughout our entire lives.

Ironically, planning today is ultimately about understanding we don’t need a plan after all.

Top 10 reasons to embark on a planning journey:

1. To allow you to access how powerful you are and to get to your true “highest-self” desires.

2. To communicate to others who may want to participate with you (as investors, lenders, partners, etc.) what your business is about and where it is going.

3. To create a structure that holds the flow of prosperity and leverages flood.

4. To design a tangible framework in which you invite spirit to co-create with you.

5. To encourage you to ask yourself and others the right questions –right questions include hard questions.

6. To get you to a place where, as much as possible, you are operating from love and projecting out the expansion of love.

7. To give you the “now” of the day-to-day tending of the business of your business, by getting ideas out of your head, “onto paper” and ultimately into a higher stream of consciousness.

8. To have you participate in a consciousness re-creation of how business is done.

9. To serve as a guide for the lifetime of your business by providing guideposts and tools to analyze growth, as well as exit points.

10. To learn how to powerfully negotiate the integrated space between the tangible, material world and the intangible, invisible world.

Whether your planning journey gives you  a formalized business plan for financing or 5-sheets of handwritten notes, embarking on the journey of attention-action planning is a conscious choice to step into the reality of the vast unknown.

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09
Feb
12

Get Over It

Originally posted Strategy Stream 

Fundamentally, planning is about creating the steps between a current situation and a chosen future.

We intuitively know how to take creative energy and form it into a plan that has the potential to attract what we need and desire.

Often, frustration occurs when as soon as implementation commences we continue to expect specific linear results and we become lost and identified with goals and the structure itself.

How can we relax when there are bills to be paid and our plan requires x amount of perfect customers to purchase x amount of our perfect products and services?

One option is to go after targets no matter what – ignoring our health, stomping over competitors and employees, short-changing customers, destroying the planet and ignoring our values.  Or, we could simply give up. Or……not.

Another option is to recognize and get over the fact that after we plan what we want, the specific linear results from specific actions phase is over.

Growth will automatically occur once you put a plan in action. It is natural as well that external resistance, internal doubt, and ATTACHMENTS will arise.

Once your plan is intact and implementation begins, it is imperative to to be attentive, enthralled, fascinated, and non-judgmental about EVERYTHING that shows up.

We must then be willing to intervene if necessary and modify external actions with the feedback we receive both internally and externally.  The external is our environment, the internal is feedback we receive when we PAUSE, BREATH, let go and access a deeper knowing.

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07
Sep
11

Core Ideology : It’s a Big Deal

Originally posted Strategy Stream 8/25/11

Within each of us is the ability to influence and make the world a better place. 

Core Ideology typically means the Mission, Vision, & Values of a business entity.  The ideology then acts as a communication to stakeholders, from employees to investors, about what the company will always hold to –the guideposts from which to act.

The Mission, Vision & Values of an entity can be created by a solo-prenuer and then shared with others as his / her empire grows, or the ideology can be created by partners, board of directors and / or a mixture of who the business entity representatives are at this crucial setting down of the declaration of who the company is.

An influential study by Collins & Porras resulting in the book Built to Last written in 1994, makes the case that companies that go on beyond the founders have done so by standing by the initial core ideology.

It is noteworthy that in the majority of these company’s statements about ideology, there is a common thread of inspirational loftiness and intentional well-meaning.

There is a fundamental ideal or “knowing” of an ability to influence, adjust and make the world a better place.

At the core or essence of each of us is this knowing.  There is that center, that divine spark that has access to the infinite and the ability to master the material.

It is this essence, coupled with a business core ideology, that not only will drive your business to wild, fulfilling success,

the combo contains the unique ability to be a powerful Source of Good; championing a philosophy that positively influences.

Here’s Strategy Stream’s Core Ideology

Here’s Zappos’ Core Values

Here’s Whole Foods’ Core Values

Here’s an example of someone who has taken her philosophy and shared it in a simple, compelling, marketable way

Read more about creating a core ideology that makes a difference in the world in the eBook Becoming a Source of Good

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