July 1, 2020 Cory Carlson

Are you a doer or a dreamer?

Are you too busy with your head down working on emails to know what your goals are for this year?

Or maybe you are too busy dreaming and strategizing that you are missing deadlines today?

We usually fall into one of those two camps.

There are doers and there are dreamers.

However, to run a strong business, or life for that matter, we need to be able to do both.

We need to be able to look at our business and life with a zoom-in lens, as well as a zoom-out lens.

We need to be both a microscope and a telescope.

We need to be a microscope and focus on the task at hand. Meet the deadline. Respond to the customer. Have a difficult conversation with the employee.

However, we need to also be the telescope. Develop the 1 and 3-year strategy plan. Create the vision and values. Invest in relationships for the long term.

So what are you most often? A microscope or telescope.

Make sure you do what is required of both in order to help you grow your business and your life.

BTW – This is another digital art piece commissioned by my daughter, Kamdyn!

Thank you very much for reading.

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Cory Carlson

Cory Carlson is passionate about connecting people to greater performance and more significant purpose. Cory's competency of extensive sales/marketing and team development mixed with character of helping people have greater impact allows him to transform businesses and their leadership. As the leader goes, so does the company...and home. Cory's professional experience includes being President of Sales for national contractor, interactions with private equity ownership, boardroom meetings, to sales call with sales personnel. Coaching experience ranges from one-on-ones with CEOs/Executives to team workshops/retreats. If looking for holistic growth, let's connect!