It’s the end of the year and inspired somewhat by Seth Godin’s post yesterday and by Lyn’s post here, I thought I’d do a review of what has happened over the last 12 months and a bit of a look forward too.
Not another ‘Year in Review’ post, I hear you say.
Well, a little but not much.
What I wanted to do was personally build on an idea that I first heard about from Chris Brogan about themes. He suggests that what works for him is to pick and focus on 3 themes in your business and life that you want to develop.
Why 3? Well, isn’t 3 the magic number? 😉
Anyway, thinking about 3 themes, my business and reflecting on what has happened over the last year, I believe my 3 themes have been:
However, in the coming year, I would like to take these three themes and develop them ……coincidentally, into 3 C’s:
So, these will be my three strategic pillars for 2011.
Why do I think this is important and useful? Well, what I know for certain is that during the coming year that we will all be presented with new opportunities and ideas that can appear very seductive at the time. But, I think that in order to keep us and our businesses on track it is useful to have a handful of ‘storylines’ or ‘themes’ that we can use as strategic filters to keep us on track and guide us as we move forward.
What are going to your strategic pillars in 2011?
Thanks to alykat for the image.