There’s a habit really amazing leaders have: they always keep the company’s purpose front and center — and they make sure employees do as well.
When speaking about strategic initiatives and goals for things like profitability, efficiency, and growth, they never forget to TIE IT BACK. hey relate everything back to the company’s vision, mission, and purpose.
I find the last couple of weeks in the year are a great time to slow down and reflect on the last twelve months — what went well, what I’m grateful for, and what I’ve learned.
As the quote above indicates, if we keep moving forward without taking a pause for reflection, we’ll miss out on great opportunities to grow as people, community leaders, and business owners. If you’re like me and like to spend time reflecting at the end of the year but could use help with some thought-starters, here’s 18 reflection questions I find to be meaningful for purpose-driven entrepreneurs and leaders:
If you spend much time in the entrepreneurial space, you may notice something — conversations seem to immediately turn to topics like “scaling up” and getting funding. But what if that isn’t what you want? What if you’re a purpose-driven entrepreneur who wants to run a solid business, positively impact the world, and achieve growth with balance?
Here’s the scenario: you have an idea — say, for a new business, a product, or a change in your firm that would make a positive difference in the world — but you’re at a place where you’re “stuck.” Maybe it’s because the idea is in an area where you don’t have expertise, maybe it’s because the idea seems big and overwhelming, or maybe it’s because it’s a random Wednesday and your brain just isn’t cooperating. If you find yourself in this situation (haven’t we all?) here’s six things to try:
I recently heard someone say that the theme of 2022 seems to be, “The beatings will continue until morale improves.” It’s a funny line, but there’s truth in it — the last few years have been tough. The world continues to throw us challenge after challenge, and the result is stress for us humans — a lot of it.
A little over a month ago, I started working with a personal trainer first thing every Monday morning, and something almost magical happened. Almost overnight, I became a much more active person. I started exercising every morning, including twice-weekly runs, a second strength workout at home, and practicing yoga. I also started going on longer walks and hikes with the dogs, signed up for a 5K, and began being much more intentional in what I ate. None of this was “punishing” myself or only doing it to avoid being yelled at by my trainer (who IS tough, but in a good way) — it felt (and continues to feel) good.
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