Maybe you had a similar experience as I had when it came to verifying your ideas for growth. Here is what I talk about in the blog post: You have lots and lots of ideas and wonder which of all these ideas would be the one that brings the most benefits for you, your business and the world.
These ideas, visions, or strategies may have nothing to do with your day-to-day business tasks. It’s more about how to expand your business or in which direction to transform it. And even if you have many ideas about how to improve your day-to-day business processes, there are so many ways how to do just that as well.
How to verify your ideas for growth?
Now, the question is what you could do to get clear about which idea, vision, or strategy to follow. Well, one way is to write down all the advantages and disadvantages. Another way would be to check what you need to do to implement any idea, vision, or strategy. In a second step, you could find out what you already have available in your business to bring your ideas to live. Finally, you could use coaching to verify any idea, vision, or strategy.
How would it look like, if you use coaching to verify ideas? It’s as simple as the other approaches mentioned above. At first, you prioritize which of the ideas are most important for you. You could do this by using the P&L-Approach, as I call it. This means you check which of your ideas might have the highest positive impact on your business profit and loss statement. If the P&L-Approach is not critical to you, you may use scaling to prioritize your ideas. You could use a scale from 0 to 10, while 10 would be the highest priority.
The next step is to take the highest priority items and ask yourself questions around it. These could be questions like:
- What do I need to implement the idea in my business?
- Do I have all the resources I need to implement the ideas?
- What could I do wrong when implementing the idea?
- What is the outcome I expect?
- What could I do if my expectations are not met?
Anyhow, the above questions are just a starting point. The questions you ask yourself should allow you to have a 360 degree view of your idea, and it’s implementation. At the end you will have much more clarity, if the idea is worth realizing or not. And if it is worth to take action about your idea, you may already have some action step defined you could take.
How to know you are doing it right?
In the event that you use the right approach and ask the right questions about your ideas, visions, or strategies, you will have more clarity about them in 30 to 60 minutes (sometimes maybe even less than that). The above-mentioned approaches are some ideas how you could get started. Using the help of a coach, you could focus even better on the answers. This way, you do not need to spend time to find the right questions yourself.
One of the things I address with my clients in my 6-month one-on-one coaching package “Total Clarity” is how to verify your ideas for growth. This takes business owners from wanting to implement the best ideas, visions, or strategies to knowing exactly what to do in a very short time. Furthermore, the program also addresses, how to focus on what matters most, finding solutions to any business issue, having everything in sight as well as simple leadership.
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