What happens when you realise your path is entrepreneurship rather than employment? Lindsay takes up the challenge and shares an account of her journey as it unfolds…
A two-week road trip around the south of England and Wales took me right away from it all. Now immersing myself gradually back into the hot tub of Mirror Mirror, I feel renewed.
We had crossed into the UK by the Chunnel for the first time – marvelling at being in a car on a train. Wandered through the Spittal Fields and Borough markets in London, finding oysters and wine. Seen the funniest theatre show ever, that we’re even still laughing about. Walked on the Black Mountains, wading through neck-high bracken and bouncing on heather that seemed stolen from Scotland. Dined and lunched with 16 friends, young and old, not caring about the mess and loving seeing them again. Danced to songs from the 80’s in front of a camp fire at midnight. Driven through impossible thin country lanes that everyone else seemed to think were safe. Talked about going on walking holidays that we never would have considered before.
I’m still there aren’t I?!
Maybe. But I’m back enough to get that sparkling clarity that only comes with a bit of distance. And, oh yes, a nice new list.
The set up Alpha phase is done. Complete. Finito. Took 6 months longer than planned, but hey.
Now we’re into the Beta Test.
Main objective? To make sure that Mirror Mirror fulfils its promise.
This is what we say we do: we capture perceptions from team members, compare them to find the alignment gaps and opportunities, and then run a workshop to address those and create a more effective team.
Challenge number one: how to show those gaps and opportunities as clearly as possible.
Challenge number two: how to learn as much as possible from each test client. They don’t know who
they are yet (neither do it) but I will get 4 test clients.
Challenge number three: how to show those case studies in such a compelling way that people say “Wow. That looks I want to run Mirror Mirror.”
Hmmm. Must go on holiday more often.
Distance. Clarity. Purpose. Momentum.
Mirror Mirror allows teams to develop a shared picture of ‘where they are now’ so they have the clarity, alignment, and momentum needed to progress to ‘where they want to go next’. www.mirrormirrorhub.com
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