Where are you on your current path? Here are three simple steps to clarify your thinking.
My signature keynote is about The 3 Laws of Empowerment. I want to break down the three laws a little to think a bit deeper about them. It is an important and helpful planning tool. I encourage you to stop periodically and think of your current progress in light of the three laws. Thinking about which of the current laws you are in and how you are working through that process can be helpful in getting to the next level. Knowing that you have to progress will keep you out of the preparation loop.
Let’s take a look at each of the three laws:
#1. Prepare. You have to prepare for your greatness by building a foundation. Some of this work may have already been done, but know where you are and where you are going.
#2. Plan. As you are preparing and moving into the planning stage, build a plan that you want to execute. Plans are not perfect. Plans change over time, but as you grow, you need to understand where you are going and you need to make sure you are putting the right pieces in place. Having a plan will help you make sure that you are on that trajectory, that you are checking all the boxes, that you are making sure that all the foundation is laid correctly for your future.
#3. Protect. How are you making sure you get what is fair and right? How do you make sure that you get to capitalize on your hard work, on the intellectual property that you have created, on the business structure you have created, and on the time and effort you have put into your business? How do you make sure you are protected?
The three laws of empowerment are very simple. Like the law of gravity, they will keep you grounded and secured. They will help you be a better business owner. They will help you be a better person. They will help you fulfill your mission in life.
Where are you in light of the three laws? What are you working on next? Where’s your biggest challenge? Share with us in the comments below.
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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein. This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique. Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer Alberto Vaghi.
About the Author
R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.