by Gina Grant
On Tuesdays, I have a standing meeting at 9:30 am sharp with WTS’ Board Chairman. I’m not a morning person at all. I typically try to have all morning meetings begin no earlier than 10:00 am.
However, our Chairman is a morning person. He is also prompt. If he says 9:30, he is there by 9:15. You should see me every Tuesday morning, racing around like a chicken with my head cut off. I usually rush out the door without a stitch of make-up on, one shoe on and one shoe in my hand. I take the thirty-minute drive up north to our spot and luckily, I’ve never been late! Sighh…
The meeting is for one-hour, and we start and end on time. In this time, I’m coached and mentored. The purpose: helping me grow as a business woman, keeping me focused and on task, providing connections to some of the top CEO’s and entrepreneurs globally, as well as growing WTS into a multi-million dollar company. Simple. There is no fluff, no hidden agendas, and no getting off course from the mission.
Today, he said, “Master the art of the What and How. It is important in business and life.”
With my eyebrows raised, I asked, “What do you mean?”
”There are those who are the smartest in the room. They have the top-notch education,but don’t know how to execute.
In business and in life, you need to know what you want, and then how to execute to get the results you desire. You know the “what.” You are now learning the “how,” that would be to effectively execute to get the results you desire.”
I pondered on what he said and then decided there needed to be the “why” to this component. I call it the business trifecta.
We should always ask, “why am I doing this? Why am I starting this business? Why am I taking this job or in this position? Why am I in this relationship? Why is this person in my life? Once we ask the why, we need to address the what and then figure out the how.
I do believe if we applied this principal life could be and would be a little easier if we approached every situation this way. The business trifecta approach could prevent us from being torn, stagnant, discouraged, and overwhelmed with anxiety.
No, this philosophy isn’t t going to bring us world peace. Only God can do that, but it can help bring us personal and professional growth and allow us to be more content with our personal and professional decision making.
Define your why, determine what you are going to do to achieve it, and then focus on how to execute your plan and how it may affect your personal and professional life.