So that's a big, big focus and that's why I wanted to just talk about this today, it's about executing like a professional that builds confidence, that builds trust, that builds credibility, and then attracts people to want to do business with us.
So, let's talk about some ways that we can get better at executing:
Number 1 - Completion.
We don't leave tasks open-ended. If we tell someone I'm gonna do this, then we go and do it. If we are running a company and we have investors to answer to and we are doing something, we go do it. Because if we don't, then we;re building ourselves a reputation of someone who says they're gonna do things and never gets them done, and which of those two do you think builds confidence, attracts more capital, attracts more support and partners and opportunity for yourself? It's pretty obvious.
Caveat to this - Yes, sometimes things take longer, then but challenge here is follow through.. If it takes a week or takes and month++, the question is, do we get it done, or don't we? We want to be the types of people who make things happen and get them done.
Number 2 - Have Patience
Another way to be better at executing is to have patience. Have patience for the people we're working with. Have patience for the people who need to contribute their part to the grand formula of whatever it is we're trying to get done. And have patience in the process of it occurring.
Number 3 - Clarity
That said, also, have clarity, right? So in clarity, make sure people are actually doing what they're doing. Make sure our team is communicating and on point and playing together. So important. So, so important because if they're not and they're saying, "Yeah, I'm on it. Yeah, I'm on it," and we go, "Okay great. Well I'm just super patient and no problem and like everything's cool," but they're not doing any of the work and we're pretty ... 90%, 100% clear of that, well then what's going on, right? So we need to actually be able to filter that. It's appropriate to ask questions and it's appropriate to expect and to see progress along that path and for that progress to be communicated is a function of a team that is collectively working on a mission that everyone is aligned on together, on the whole.
So have patience but then also seek clarity. Executing with with clarity of purpose.. which also requires great communication, right?
Number 4 - Communicate with our Team
Communicate with our team. Great execution is staying in a rhythm with our action and our activity. ie. "Hey, these are the 10 steps. You're Step One, you're Step Two, you're Step Three, you're Step Four. Boom, Step One's done. Step Two, you're up." We quarterback these things with communication. So important to execution is being a quarterback to see these things through. Because otherwise it can be like herding cats and everybody runs in different directions and doesn't achieve anything and they all run into little challenges throughout their day and maybe those challenges derail them, but who's getting these people back on track? Who's keeping them confident and in line to get things accomplished? That's our work as a President, as a CEO, as a successful entrepreneur is keeping people in their zone. Not holding people in their zone, but encouraging them into their zone and supporting them into their zone, where they're vibrating productively and confidently to execute as opposed to as, we joke, "crying in their cereal" and not getting anything accomplished. That's our role as leaders to operate on this level.
Number 5 - Know Where you Want to Go
Another way to execute and be very good at executing is knowing where we want to go. So start at the end point and work backwards. Where are we going with this task that we're looking to accomplish and achieve? What is it for? Why does it matter? Connecting ourselves to our purpose in your task and recognize how that fits in to the whole picture of what we're doing and operating in, and that importance and that significance will keep us on track and keep us aligned with the reason and the reasons that we are embarking on this task in the first place.
Number 6 - Do Whatever it Takes
We need to be able to run and manage our lives, no matter whatever the circumstances are that are our present world, it is our world to design and that is our world to run and we are in control of the choices we make as a function of our world. So what are we doing to get this done? We need to do whatever it takes. If we need to travel to the other side of the country, do it, right? If we need to be in front of that person in the room in that meeting to close the piece of business, do it. Get business done. Execute like a boss, like a champion. Stay in it until it crosses the finish line. Every single item. Do whatever it takes. Now we gotta go and run across town. Do it. Now we gotta go back across town again. Do it. Now we've got to get up early tomorrow because this needs to be done. Do it.
Why are we doing these things is a deeper holistic question to ask ourselves; ie. why we're executing on the items that we're executing on and the deeper intention that is in alignment with our path and purpose, of course it can bring us more energy and make things clearer to make these moves, but ultimately, regardless of the reasons, we are the responsible ones. We as presidents and CEOs and directors and entrepreneurs, we are the ones saying we are here and we are going to do it and then it is up to us to go and do that thing and that's it. So it's a chain of events to get to an outcome most likely and getting there is directly a function of our drive and consistency and commitment to achieving that end, to achieving that goal, and that's so, so important. So, whatever it takes.. We get it done.
Now of course I say that within reason. I don't mean go rob a bank. I don't mean hurt somebody. I mean do what it takes in business. Do what it takes professionally, right? As an ethical businessperson to be present; be where we need to be, sign the documents we need to sign, get the signatures we need signed to complete the negotiation, to address people's final concerns that may come up in late moments in discussions or negotiations or whatever. Do whatever it takes to get this over the line and then get it over the line and then even once we're done getting over the line, double check it again. Make sure it's accurate. High level, world class standards of executive management, business management, CEO, presidency, directorships, entrepreneurship, execution. First place, best in class. That's the level we roll around here. That's the way I roll. Those who know me know I do it. I get things done. I get things done like a pro, I get things done like a boss and I make cool things happen, but because I'm on my game as an individual, I manage my life and my business both. My life is in order and I manage my life elements. My business is in order, I manage my business elements and I'm on top of both and I manage the time I spend so that I can execute and I can flow and I create the things that I'm meant to create in my life. Otherwise, these things can consume and paralyze us and for my part I have no interest in them consuming me. I have gifts and I have missions in my world and I am bringing those to life and I am executing them like a champion. I invite you to do the same.
I hope this has provided some insight for you on the nature of executing and the importance of executing like a boss in our businesses. Like, comment, share if you're feeling this. Check what's on my other content. More to come no doubt because this is how we roll. I appreciate your interest and will chat with you some more soon.