The key to developing a winning business strategy is knowing what makes you excited to get out of bed each day. Many successful businesses actually start as “passion projects” that eventually blossom into wonderfully thriving businesses.
So what are you really passionate about? The easiest way to find out is via a personal evaluation. There are many online personality questionnaires that can give you insights into what type of manager you are, or what kinds of things inspire you. However, it’s only by meeting one-on-one with a coach that you can start to develop a real business strategy around those passions.
A true personal evaluation can help you develop a healthy work-life balance, for example. You might realize that you want a business lifestyle where you can spend more time with your growing family. That might lead you to develop a business strategy that places a premium on flexible work arrangements or the ability for employees to take paid sabbaticals. (Yes, there are even companies now that promise unlimited vacation time!)
Most importantly, a personal evaluation can help you map out all the steps where you need to grow. You may have some truly world-changing ideas, but you might need some help communicating them to others.
Thus, a personal evaluation can lead to some important insights. It helps you think about what type of business you want to lead, how you define success, and what practical steps are needed to achieve that success. When you’ve put all that together, you will have a winning business strategy that can be used to motivate, inspire and empower others on your team.