This morning I was thinking about my days on the California coast. And one of my fondest memories is sailboats. I remember watching the people on those boats as they prepared to leave the docks. And how they had to adjust the sails for whatever kind of day it was. Because different wind conditions require different sail configurations. I used that memory as a metaphor in this video.
Yeah, don’t get tossed around by the wind. Adjust the sails.
Right? Adjust the sails. Because why go against the wind when it’s a lot easier (and makes more sense) to go with the wind?
The best sailors know this. Races are won or lost according to how well they make their adjustments.
And, so much of the time, in business, the “wind” can hit you in the face. Maybe you’ve set a good course. But then that “wind” pushes you around. Or stops your forward momentum. And suddenly it’s decision time.
So, one simple way to do that is to think outside your boat. Because the boat is your safe place. Your routine. And it’s just a vessel. Not a course. Or a destination. It’s actually the “wind” and the “water” and “the sails” that can help you reach your destination much faster.
OK, let’s take the metaphor a little further.
So take your boat (your business) to shore, for a little while. Get out. Stand on the dock. Examine the structure and the sails. And see if you have barnacles on the hull or holes in the sailcloth.
OK, let’s drop the metaphor now. I need to get the sand out of my sandals and get to the point.
And the point is…
Figure out if your current habits are the working for you. Because if what you’ve done, up to this point, has gotten you where you wanna go, NOW is the time to change. Because you can bet your most successful competitors have figured this out.
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