Travel Out There Tip 6 – In Deep

This week we talk about being in the deep

We have all been there –  started a project, task or business which at first was an enjoyable and rewarding experience, but once in knees deep, turned in to an arduous and overly demanding chore. This is how to deal with it.

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In deep
We have all been there –  started a project, task or business which at first was an enjoyable and rewarding experience, but once in knees deep, turned in to an arduous and overly demanding chore!

Walking in to holocaust memorial in Berlin, near Brandenburg gate, mirrored these sensations….before you knew it you were lost in a labyrinth of oppressing, dark, grey pillars that from the outset appeared to be the same size as the ones on the perimeter. One’s that you could easily navigate around and oversee. I guess this was my interpretation of monument – an period in history where the world completely lost its way and meaning.

Having a Strategy Map in place helps you manage and navigate you through times when you find yourself in those dark places – it acts as compass and defence mechanism at the same time when the going gets tough.

Jim Collins in the book ‘Good to Great’ talks about managing your business as if you were a hedgehog rather than a fox.  Rather than running round the maze desperately seeking new opportunities and ways to escape, develop a slow but steady route that will get you to the other side in half the time and with a lot less energy. It may, even, require you to roll up as a ball and simply wait for the danger to pass and the light to shine.

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