Hunting is indeed an intriguing experience, with lots of risks, expectations, and funfair. It is like life itself, where you have to constantly be on the move, or get eaten up in the wildlife of humanity. For a successful hunting expedition, it is not enough to have hunting skills, you also need the skills of an explorer.
The roles of hunter and explorer are both valuable because exploring yields valuable information about the landscape, while hunting uses that information to leverage a successful outcome.
Hunting is a skill that requires a plan to achieve a specific outcome. It's task-focused with 'success' defined by the accomplishment of that outcome.
Exploring, on the other hand, is an endeavour of curiosity where the 'beginner's mind' is an asset and the journey is more important than the destination. It is possibility-focused, with "success" defined by uncovering something new.
The Focus of a Hunter
As we begin the second quarter of the year, think about your business, life, and expectations. What hunts did you participate in?
Where did you execute on a clearly defined plan?
How did you fare? Is it time to take a step back and get a broader view of the landscape?
What have you missed because you've been operating with the focus and precision of a hunter's mind?
The Vision of an Explorer
With the second quarter in view, try putting on your explorer's cap. View the remaining of the year with the curiosity and excitement of an adventurer embarking on a new terrain.
Is your business where you want it to be?
Do your daily practices for cultivating your health support your professional goals?
How about your personal goals?
How are you supporting or sabotaging your ability to achieve those goals? What untapped potential is within you?
The answers lie in an assessment of your company's health capital.
Your Assets and Liabilities
Conservatively, a balance sheet provides a snapshot of a business's financial status. It summarizes an organization's assets, liabilities and shareholder equity. Since your health is a foundational form of capital that funds your ability to think clearly, maintain high stamina, act with confidence and engage with authenticity, extend your organization's traditional balance sheet to include "health capital."
How are you and your team faring? Chronically tired? That's a liability.
Feeling post-lunch indigestion during a client meeting? That is a liability.
Making time to get out for a lunch-time run? That's a professional and personal asset.
Once you have a good picture of your company's health, you'll have a good picture of your goals for the remaining part of the year. Remember, your health is a very important factor, that funds your potential. Daily actions that honour your health require that you combine the vision of an explorer with the precise and aligned action of a hunter. Once you have done that, stand back, you're going to blow the lid off of what you currently believe to be possible. Happy hunting!!