As a new year begins, does your vision out the windshield have clarity, conviction, and consistency? If not, it might be time to regroup personally and collectively.
1:47 – Jason introduces Season 6 episode 1 of the podcast, Onward: Vision Out Your Windshield. Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. We deep dive into today’s topic.
2:20 – We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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5:13 – It is a new year and with that, we have a sense of new beginnings, of hope, of a fresh start. With that, people implement changes in their life, career, their organization, their teams, and on today’s podcast we go over ways to maximize our goals and better understand and find our motivations for what makes us happy, healthy, and successful individuals. Jason tells a story of seeing people line up in front of a shoe store on January 2nd to get shoes and literally get off the ground running. The research out there suggests we have these great ideas but we are not always able to follow them. We know that we can make goals but so often they fall by the wayside because it takes discipline, it takes focus to follow the vision when things fall off.
5:45 – Jason wants to share something with you, he hopes that you all realize that “you’ve earned it!” You’ve earned the opportunity to step back and to take a moment to reflect and recalibrate. We have been through a lot and this time especially is one to step back and to appreciate the journey, experiences, opportunities, and recognize failures as well.
“I want to be a voice for those visions, those goals, that you have for yourself or your team in a realistic and helpful way”
9:45 – On today’s podast we are going to start out with some reminders out of the windshield that lies ahead, some key visioning tips that will help your vision ACTUALLY have staying power.
13:10 – Jason tells about his own personal mantra for the year for clarity sake to stay focused. A word or phrase that helps guide Jason and for this year there was one word that came to Jason as the clock was about to strike midnight. That word was “onward”. It means a continuing forward direction. What will be your mantra or word or phrase that will help carry you or be your guide along your way?
“As the clock began to strike midnight for the coming New Year, there was one word that I kept coming to me… onward.”
16:10 – So many just let they being drive our doing. It just becomes a list of obligations and so they aren’t rooted in anything significant. The most successful visioning experiences begin with who do we want to be first before we focus on what we want to do. Who do you hope to be? What type of person do you want to be? What is compelling about the person you hope to be. Then let the who you want to be drive your doing.
19:50 – Jason talks about the three main ‘C’s’ of Visioning (Jason even includes a bonus forth ‘C’).
- Clear – we must be clear. The vision must be clear. Who do you hope to be on the road ahead in a sentence or two?
- Conviction – your be is way more likely to be a reality if there is conviction in who you want to become.
- Consistency – what will you do each day to build habits in the areas for who you wish to be? Research says it takes between 21-30 days to actually build a habit. This is really not that long so bad habits can quickly take hold but the good news is that good habits can also be rooted fairly quickly too!
- Choice – Appreciate the beauty of choice and that all of this you get to choose. There is choice in all of this.
Questions to Ponder
What is your mantra for the year ahead?
With clarity, who is it that you hope to be?
With conviction, why do you want to be that person?
What’s the purpose behind who you want to be in the new year?
Consistency, what are the 1 or 2 behaviors that you will do each day to make that vision happen?
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Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.
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A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families, or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.