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Gifted and Dynamic Public Speaker, with a gift of Servant Leadership. Engineer by degree, Leader by Destiny. My goal is to make people better so that they lead a successful life and career.

Step by Step

My late Uncle Hut had a saying…

In order to make one dollar, you have to start with a penny.

We typically will look at a major task just as that…one major task.  When we approach it in this manner, it becomes very daunting. Fear and panic reigns supreme, and then panic.  WHAT AM I GONG TO DO????

 

But, as the leader that we are, we have learned to not approach it as one major task, but to break it down into smaller, achieveable tasks.  Here’s an illustration….My family is originally from Mississippi.  When we would make the drive from Ohio to Mississippi, it was 12 hours (no way around it, it was going to be 12 hours driving.) If we looked at it in totality, then it would appear as a long drive.  However, my dad would break it down into parts…..OK, first we get to Dayton, then Cincinnati…Made it to Cincinnati, now Louisville….Made it to Louisville, on to Nashville…fly through Nashville on our way to Memphis…wave at Memphis, get gas in Senatobia, Mississippi…got gas, head to Jackson…go through Jackson, then end in Mendenhall.  By my dad breaking the journey down into achieveable smaller parts, it gave the impression that we were accomplishing something along the way.

Our goals and objectives in life are the same way.  Break the major task into smaller, measurable and achievable tasks.  Provide these smaller tasks to your team (or your family) and watch the progress.  As long as you stay focused on these smaller tasks and accomplish them in the time and manner you have determined, the ultimate goal will be achieved.

 

Do you look at tasks in a Macro or Micro level?  How do you achieve a major goal?  How do you motivate your team (or family) on a major objective?

 

Kontinue to Konker.

Chadwick Taylor is CEO of KONKERER Leadership

He helps clients develop leaders with a servant mentality through individual development and workshops

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2 Comments on “Step by Step”

  1. Reggie July 21, 2011 at 6:30 AM #

    That’s a great illustration. I’m in the middle of trying to grow my business to triple it’s size right now. If I look at it as one big step then it would seem impossible, but breaking it down into monthly goals, weekly goals and then even daily goals gives a direction in how you will achieve such a large and potentially overwhelming vision. Just keep hitting singles and doubles…the homerun may or may not come but jut keep putting points on the board slow and steady and you’ll eventually win.

    • Chadwick Taylor July 21, 2011 at 6:57 AM #

      Good point. And I know with the discipline that you have it will definitely grow during that period of time. Stay focused and keep blessing people.
      CT

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