EP. 039 - 3 Steps to Become a Strategic Thinker (an IC Business Owner Success Habit)

podcast Dec 09, 2021
 
 

 

 

Strategic thinking is the ability to innovate, approach a goal from the bigger picture, and/or problem-solve more creatively. It’s the unlocking of ideas, solutions, concepts, frameworks, methodologies, and approaches that you can be leveraging to take yourself or a client from point A to point B and to overcome, avoid and minimize the obstacles that invariably happen along the way. 

Spending the time to think strategically and purposefully is a critical component to the success of your consulting business. When you’re not making strategic thinking part of our success habits you're basically acting like an employee would and waiting on your client to tell you what to do. The result is other people are managing your priorities and ultimately the strategy of your business as a result.
 
And so in this episode, we're going to dive into strategic thinking, which is one of the most, if not the most important success habits you could have as a business owner, to make sure that you are incorporating it effectively as you're running your business.

Listen in as I discuss the three steps to developing the success habit of becoming a strategic thinker: 
[01:16] Why this habit
[03:56] What is strategic thinking
[05:14] Why strategic thinking is so important
[07:14] Why aren't we practicing the habit of strategic thinking
The three-part formula to put strategic thinking into practice
[11:17] Part#1
[13:18] Part#2
[14:14] Part#3
[15:43] What the habit of strategic thinking looks like
[16:16] Positive, empowering, focused questions to ask yourself:

  • How can I solve XYZ? 
  • How am I going to______? 
  • How can I _____? 
  • What are the 10 things I could do to reach this ____? 


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