This should be an easy question to answer, right? You’re the boss, so you’re steering the ship!

But there’s a good chance that when I listen to you, I’m hearing you mention a lot of other people. The employee who called in sick. Those customers who just keep demanding. The weather. The government.

I get it, I really do. It feels like I’m just a tiny boat on the water, at the mercy of anything and everything.

There’s a lot of reality behind that.

But if you spend ALL your time in this space, there’s a good chance you’re never going to advance. It’ll all be about responding, coping, reacting.

So let’s take a few minutes to figure out where we’re going in this new year and new decade.

And it’s so simple. Not easy, but straightforward. It looks like:

  • Asking yourself some key questions about how the future will look different than the past.
  • Talking this over with your coach or confidant, to translate desires into actions.
  • Taking some important steps
  • Learning and adjusting

Because if that’s what it means to be in charge, you’d better start doing it. Nobody else will, right?