Planning Your Life's Grand Strategy
Grand Strategy is the force that guides every decision you make. This is not just about focusing on short-term success or immediate opportunities, it's about planning all the way to the end, knowing exactly what you want out of life, and coming up with a plan to reach those goals. It's about, in the words of the economist Russ Roberts, trading what you want now with what you want most.
Once you clarify and hone your life's Grand Strategy, many of the smaller decisions are easy.
Imagine these two different people:
One: Someone wants to be an author. He (or she) struggles to write a manuscript or book proposal, sends it around to all the publishing houses, only to get rejected. This person stays at it for years and years. But the book market slowly crumbles, publishing houses go out of business, and this person's career prospects vaporize.
Two: Someone wants to be an author, but realizes that at its core, they really want to teach interesting things and communicate ideas with people. Knowing this, they are able to sketch out all the different ways they could do this: writing a book, creating a blog, a YouTube channel, a podcast, live presentations at colleges, etc. They work this different angles, developing not just their craft but also the skills required to be successful in various mediums. They've diversified their skill-set, giving them opportunities and flexibility. In the words of one of the 20th centuries foremost strategists, B.H. Liddell Hart, they 'created a plan, like a tree, with branches that can bare fruit".
Who do you think is going to have a more secure and lucrative future? Who is going to be flexible and adaptable to changing environments?
As Darwin says, "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change"
Let's make you adaptable.
Let's create your life's Grand Strategy.
Training & Qualifications
I've worked with startups, authors, and individual entrepreneurs to help them develop their grand strategies in order to make day to day choices much easier.
I believe in front-loading the work, meaning that although it may take more time up-front to get really clear on your grand strategy, you save a massive amount of time and anxiety in the long run.