Of all the skills you could spend time developing, strategic thinking is perhaps one of the most important. This is true whether you’re looking to build your professional life or trying to adjust your life in general.
Why strategic thinking?
The answer lies in the very definition of the word itself. Strategic thinking starts with how we look at a situation. To think strategically, we assess the situation, ask out-of-the-box questions, and analyze our findings. From there, we can come up with a strategy that will take us where we want to go.
This is the absolute beauty of strategic thinking. When we are fully engaged and intentional in our goals, we aren’t just floundering around. Strategic thinking is about taking control of your life. It’s where you gain clarity and direction. Once you start thinking strategically, things begin to happen! You find you’re able to move more swiftly toward the things you dream about, and that your accomplishments are higher and better than you ever thought possible.
With strategic thinking you can:
• Find our focus
• Stay rational and logical when making choices about what to do next
• Figure out the next step and the one after that.
• Move confidently toward the future
It’s time to get started and get organized!
The Productive Entrepreneur
Every entrepreneur wants to be productive. It feels good to look at something tangible and say, “I created this. I made this. I did this.”
To get things done. To check things off a list. To make a serious dent in your checklist.
Productivity looks different to different people, but the feeling is universal. For one person, creating an incredible presentation or meeting the needs of a specific client can make them feel amazing. For another, it may mean developing a new product or coming up with a new design.
For you, it may be completely different, but you know the good feeling you get by putting in a productive day.