How About a Helicopter Ride?

I’ve been fortunate to have been a part of many economically strong and personally profitable businesses in my life. And I learned a lot along the way. Yesterday I was reflecting on the last few months, reviewing my goals, checking my progress and revising my path when I realized that I was actually doing one of the most important things I’ve learned and that is to get in my helicopter. Whether it’s a Fortune 500 company or a thriving Mom & Pop, successful businesses are successful because they regularly get in their helicopter.

“A helicopter?” you ask. “What helicopter?” No, I don’t mean that all successful businesses own a helicopter. What I do mean is that successful people know that in order to grow, to make a profit, and to continue to be the best they can be that they must take a “helicopter view” on a regular basis. A helicopter view.

That’s the view you get when you step back and raise yourself above the noise, the fray, the day-to-day of doing business and simply look at where you are, where you’re going and adjust accordingly. You know they say, “You can’t see the forest for the trees,” and nothing is truer when you’re mired in your day-to-day operations and your quest for profits. Successful people take the time to set plans, put them in motion and regularly measure success. When you get out of the day-to-day and into your “helicopter,” you can clearly see the path, gauge your progress, confirm that you’re still on the right road heading toward the same intended destination. You can only see that by stopping and taking the “helicopter view.” When was the last time you took a helicopter view of your business and your life?

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