Ask yourself: if I had to group the THINGS I did each day, toward my vision and my life’s work, into 3 basic groups, what groups would those be?
When I ask myself that, my three are Speak, Teach, Write.
How did I get to that clarity point? With an Org Chart.
A few years ago a client of mine brought the idea up in one of our conversations. They told me that in creating an Org Chart for their work, they clarified easily what fit and what didn’t.
It’s been a life changer for me to use and reference my Org Charts.
Here’s a picture of the simple tool at work in my world HQ. ⇒
Simple is key for clarity and focus.
At a recent conference I keynoted, I shared this tool. In the hours following the keynote, several people I spoke with indicated they found that piece of the talk to be of particular value. The tool is simple, easy and clear.
Start with the three main groups or categories of what means the most, then build out from there.
Here’s a video on how to create your own Org Chart.
This tool has been so important and effectively useful for me, I share it every chance I can.
Make one for yourself – and know the first few versions (and maybe for a while) will be messy. That’s totally real and expected. We have to go through some mud to get to the clarity we seek.
Want more on how to connect? The Connectivity Canon is a great resource as well.
More still? I’m available to come to you to deliver useful and effective talks. Call to tell me what you’re seeking.