3 Entrepreneurial Power Moves For 2020
As the festive season gets into full swing and work winds down for a brief respite, there’s usually some time for rest and reflection amidst consuming copious amounts of mince pies and mulled wine.
And whether you’re a solo entrepreneur or a high flying employee looking to soar up the career ranks, this transitory time is perfect for picking over this year’s enterprising hits and near misses in order to formulate a winning strategy for next year.
So if the festive TV offering isn’t floating your business boat, pour yourself a fine single malt, sit next to the fire and feast on these three entrepreneurial power moves for 2020.
1. Consult Sun Tzu
Chinese General Sun Tzu might have been born a couple of millennia ago, but the military wisdom gleaned from his classic book The Art of War has transcended ancient battlefields, echoes down the ages and has inspired excellence in everything from the football field to the boardroom.
One of his best quotes is ‘strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat’ – but there are hundreds more to choose from.
In 2020, consulting Sun Tzu can enhance your life – listen to The Art Of War on the go at Audible.
2. Be mindful
One of the greatest abilities in business is ‘being in the room’ – ensuring that you’re completely present at any given moment and focusing your full attention on the people around you and the take in hand.
With all the pressures of modern life, this is tougher than it sounds – but mindfulness can help, and this secular version of Buddhist meditation is more accessible than ever thanks to Mindfulness applications like Calm. You can download this app on your phone and listen to it at your leisure – find out more at calm.com.
3. Travel smart
Depending on your outlook, business travel can be a terrific perk of the job or a necessary evil – but either way, one of your new year’s resolutions should be making it as calm and convenient as possible.
So you might consider upgrading your seat if you need to be particularly rested and refreshed prior to an important overseas meeting, using a service like LoungeBuddy to reserve a premium pre-flight sanctuary to shower and catch up with emails in comfort, or even having a massage to set you up for a blissful flight.
And some smart travel moves are eminently practical too – for instance, if you’re taking your own vehicle to the airport, you can book airport parking at Looking4.com for Australia and everywhere else on Earth, meaning you’ll fly with perfect peace of mind.
Voila – three entrepreneurial power moves for 2020 that will help you take success to a whole new level! Tune in next year for more terrific #Business101 tips.
Do you have power moves for 2020 to share? Let us know in the comments section.