Setting context is the key to STRATEGIC PLANNING and what is often missing from productivity systems and other planners. It ensures you are working on THE RIGHT THINGS at THE RIGHT TIME and that the big vision and goals you have for your business and life continue to shift and grow as you do. Establish your context each year, and revisit and reflect upon it every 90 days, at a minimum.
Gaining clarity is all about being ALIGNED AF - ensuring everything you do is aligned to your vision and goals, and providing value for both your customers and for the business and life you want to create. It is based on keeping things simple and LEAN and cutting out anything that isn’t adding value. Because what you leave out is just as important as what you leave in.
If you want to achieve success, you need to go all in and fully commit to doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to reach your goals. This means unapologetically saying NO to anything that isn’t in alignment, while embracing your fears and expanding your mindset. It requires a willingness to do what others aren’t willing to do, such as filling in the Context section of the planner.
KAIZEN is the secret to SUSTAINABILITY + PROFITABILITY. It is a lean concept that encourages making continuous small improvements. Through regular reflection, measuring what matters, and a willingness to listen to your customers, your team, and yourself, you can generate big results through small changes, optimizing what IS working & cutting and changing anything that isn’t.