The “long game”... what does that even mean??
it means we are taking the necessary steps to set ourselves up for long-term success.
we may have to say “no” to things that look amazing at the moment, but will bite us later on down the road. We are choosing to sacrifice short term wins in order to have long-term growth(and wins!)for our business.
Folks, this can be really hard to do.
I know I want my business to be successful for more than just a year or two. Honestly, I’m hoping to grow my business for decades to come! And I’m figuring that you may be in that same boat with me. But that means I’ve got to be thinking about those decades to come, not just the opportunities that are currently presenting themselves.
This is where we take the time to reflect on the past (what has worked and what hasn’t worked) and then create a long-term vision for the future. That long term vision is your north star where you dream of going and are willing to do the work to get there. And every decision and action you make will either take you closer to or farther from that star.
Tips for playing the long game:
There will be set backs and frustrations, but we’re showing up every day to fight for what we want out of our business. The long game requires consistent effort.
Don’t rush the process
Just focus on chipping away at the vision. Somedays you’ll chip away more than others, but understand that this is a marathon, not a sprint.
Establish good habits
Building good habits will help you keep from getting overwhelmed and stressing out all the time. Trying to see the big picture of the future can be really scary, but putting solid habits in place gives us something smaller and beneficial!)to focus on.
Long term success takes time. There’s no immediate gratification here. But we’ll get where we want to go as long as we don’t stop.
And here’s a secret:- You don’t have to have all the answers right now.
in it for the long haul,