Mar 6, 2019
There is a pattern Jim and Jan
have seen time and time again in successful people - they prepare.
Today, they discuss the approach of preparation, why it’s
important, and what can happen when we just “wing it.”
[2:30] Things often don’t go as
planned. Preparation safeguards us and provides us with information
and action when things go sideways.
[3:26] A good coach has to know
what the objectives and goals are.
[3:58] An after action review
should always start with the question “What was supposed to happen,
and What did happen?”
[4:57] It’s important to get the
practice and repetition in, but still be prepared. There is an
excitement that comes with winging it, but even the best in their
field still make sure their bases are covered.
[8:21] Get rid of assumptions,
[11:36] Prepare your calendar
for a back and forth conversation to produce the greatest
[14:23] Preparation isn’t a one
size fits all approach. Find what works best for you, and be aware
of your blind spots.
[15:57] Great leaders are open
to different suggestions and take a humble approach when trying
things outside their comfort zone.
[17:38] It takes effort to be
open and vulnerable, but it hones your ability to accept feedback
on things near to what you do on a daily basis.
[19:55] Preparation is not
something you have to do, and it is an investment. If it yields
winning results, that is great. If it doesn’t, you will have
learned something for growth and expanded your
- “Successful people prepare.”
have to know what you want.”
- “Leaders influence others to get work done that
they can’t do themselves.”
aware of your blind spots.”
important to push yourself in pursuits that are vastly different to
- “Preparation is an investment.”
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