Hi Everyone! I’m back 🙂 I thought I would be back sooner but my re-entry was rather bumpy (I’ll explain more in my next posting). Now I’d rather share something quite fascinating that we experienced while on our 9 day “unplugged” vacation.
Remember the big hit song “The Gambler” by Kenny Rodgers from a couple of whiles ago? Well, this vacation was all about “you gotta know when to hold ’em (cards), know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run”. Yep, that’s right, planning and then scratching a great plan to create a better outcome was the routine each day of our vacation… Why? We had about a 2,000 mile (Harley) riding trip plan for the 9 days, and yet we were only to complete 1,200 some miles of it! Why? Mother Nature decided to bathe us daily during this vacation!
Remember two weeks ago there was an enormous storm that moved very slow in the Northern Plains and Midwest which not only brought century breaking rainfalls but also record breaking daily low temperatures? Well, that was the week of our vacation (on a motorcycle)! I know several of you were looking for great photos and vacation ideas to be shared from this fabulous trip we had planned. Well, I guess we both lost the card game…. and yet all was not lost!
Chris (my beloved and chauffeur for this trip) and I learned, that we can re-route ourselves very well. Matter in fact, we learned that we travel very well together (I’m sure you can imagine this type of traveling has so many variables attached to it). Now this was a great awareness for us as we intend to continue to travel like this for about another 20 years or so.
But here’s the lesson which is applicable for all us responsible for business strategies and execution: Plans or Intentions, no matter how well developed they may be, may need to be edited by their creators from time to time to assure an even greater success. Due to excessive rainfall, we had to create a new plan every day except for the first day of our vacation. Even though that took time and energy with extensive communication, we kept working to maximize our opportunities and minimize the (external) weather threats which were impeding upon our vacation travels!
So we decided to scratch the fun and playful part of our trip because the Northern Mississippi area was simply being washed-out. Recalculating became a proficient skill during this trip – ugh. Even when we recalculated 3 times in one particular day we were still weren’t able to ride the storms out and got soaked to the bones (and that’s with full leather gear). During this trip, surprise after surprise required us to push our limits of resilience!
And here’s the silver lining: since our trip (which the last day’s plan was to purchase rain gear for riding of all things) there has been nothing but superb riding weather. Why? We are prepared for the worst!
1. Plans or Intentions, no matter how well developed they may be, may need to be edited by their creators from time to time to assure even greater success.
2. Plan for the best AND prepare for the worst.
Question for YOU:
What is it that you are working on or planning that should be redirected now to minimize the losses?
If you or your business need some rescuing- reach out! I’d be honored to learn how I may assist you.
Blessings of Success to You~
The Business Rescue Coach, Maggie Mongan
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.
Brilliant Breakthroughs Website
Excellent message, and timely!
Lisa @ Data Graphics, Inc.
Hope your vacation and both the pre-planning of it and your re-entry is smooth sailing!