R. Sargent Shriver did he know or have a business strategy

Sargent Shriver 1962

Sargent Shriver 1962

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, R, Sargent Shriver passed away, he was 95 years old. Sargent Shriver was an American peacebuilder, political leader and activist. He was the first leader of the Peace Corps under President John F. Kennedy. The husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he was also a beloved father (excerpt from www.sargentshriver.org)

Let’s not talk politics as this is not the point of this discussion.

This month’s topic for my ezine subscribers is all about business strategy, big picture planning and then bringing this all back to today, and creating action steps and moving forward in your business to become a success. Subscribers have received tips, downloads, tools and resources surrounding this topic.

Here’s a quick exercise to help you out with your business strategy and is an exercise that people who work with me go through. I ask them to write down their wording for their tombstone or their own plaque in the center of the city. It is the “How would you like to be remembered exercise”.

This is the ultimate reality check for some people. They know what they want to write down. And they wonder how this will ever happen, based upon what they do and how they act every single day.

Some of the words I read which were said about R. Sargent Shriver:

“He was a man of great love, energy, enthusiasm and commitment.”

“He lived to make the world a more joyful, faithful, and compassionate place.”

Would he have written these words about himself if he were asked to 45 years to 50 years ago?

Those who knew him would say “Yes, he would have. ”

How about you? Would you care to try this exercise right now and share your written statements with us here in the comment area? If not, at least try the exercise on your own and write it out. Place the written statement somewhere where you will be able to see it and read it often.

If you find you are stuck and would appreciate working directly with an expert business strategy consultant select ‘work with Mitch’  at www.thementorguy.com and get ‘unstuck’ now.