Success Map 101

A successful journey involves determining where you are now, deciding where you want to go, and figuring out how to get there. Creating a success map allows you to stay on track, recognize and avoid detours, measure progress, and move effectively toward your goals. Without a plan, you can’t know where you are, and cannot strategize to get to where you want to go. In this blog, we cover the basics to creating your own success map.

How can You use a Success Map?

If you are trying to set yourself or your team up for success and you want a better chance of achieving it, then a success map is for you. It is a success vehicle for our time. It is relevant to any person, any team or organization. They can be used to:

  • Co-create plans – Co-create plans with coaches, mentors, your team, internally or supported by a facilitator, for the achievement of individual, team or organizational goals and objectives. You can start any plan on your own and then share it as early as possible to draw the benefits from collaboration.
  • Keep People on Track – By giving access to plans on all platforms it can ensure goals and targets remain in focus. Granting easy access to this also gives flexibility to respond to unforeseen circumstances that demand changes to plans.
  • Share plans to success & achievements – Share plans to success and the important resources connected with each stepping-stone to help people and teams reach their goals and their potential.

Signposts for a Successful Journey

In each successful journey, there are identifiable markers. Here they are listed out:

  1. Specify the goal and agenda: Clarify your goal so that it’s specific. If the goal is not, the agenda and strategy cannot be precise. Maintain focus on a specific issue until you have clarity. If there is no focus on a goal and agenda, there can be no effectiveness or success.
  2. Determine what Needs to Happen: Identify what you need to do to further the goal of your agenda. This clarity will catalyze an approach to the needed steps. For example, if you feel overwhelmed at work with the number of tasks, clarify one issue that can be dealt with effectively within the next day. This focus on a specific action exercises effectiveness and initiates a model of mastery for the next step.
  3. Facilitate Change: With a new experience, anxiety and trepidation are expectable. You are in new territory, without familiar landmarks. However, feeling anxious or uncertain is a signpost of progress, as opposed to a signal of danger.
  4. Follow-up: Continue to focus on your goals and strategies. What works and what doesn’t are both important. Writing your next chapter is about looking at what happens next, and considering what happens after what happens next.

Contact EBS today!

In summary, we know that you are serious about your organizational goals and EBS is ready to help you take that first step towards success. We can do this by helping you create that oh so crucial success map. To reap the benefits and see fantastic results give us a call today or fill out our contact form here.

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