Definition of Power Play – “An action, stratagem, or maneuver as in politics or business, by which power is concentrated or manipulated in order to subdue a rival or gain control of a situation”
What does power play mean to you?
When I think about a power play, I think about moving obstacles out of the way, so I can move forward. I think about moving through challenges and getting to the other side. I think about what my daily inspiration needs to be, so I have the energy and the fortitude to keep moving.
My power play is being clear on what I need so I can execute my plan.
I’ve had the great opportunity to work with so many brilliant people throughout 2016, and working with so many powerhouses has helped me to realize that having a strategy and a plan are the requisite tools that are needed to step up and move to the next level. It’s not just coming up with a great idea for a business, a new service, or a new program. For me, it’s about creating an actionable plan in writing, complete with milestones and rewards and going after it.
It’s about not stopping and figuring out your strategy.
If you feel stuck and unsure about how to move forward here are two important questions to ask yourself right now. Grab a pen and paper, or open up a word document on your computer. This exercise will take just 10 minutes but can shine a focused light on what is blocking you.
2 Power Play Questions You Need To Ask
- What is the one thing that you know you need to gain control of so you can live the life you want on your terms?
You see, the thing is we already know what is blocking us from moving forward. Deep down you know what it is, it’s just that it can be a little bit scary to deal with sometimes. I’m inviting you now to spend a few minutes just pondering this question. Perhaps at first nothing will come, but that’s okay. When answers do come write them all down without blocking yourself or questioning whether they are right or wrong.
- What’s the rival that gets in the way, and needs to be subdued for you?
Is it your mindset? Is it money (thinking that you don’t have enough)? Is it fear? Is it feeling overwhelmed? Is it concern about what others will think of you? Or maybe, you just don’t know where to start. What is it that is stopping you from overcoming the challenge you know you need to overcome in the last question?
This is the critical juncture where many of us freeze. And, it’s my sweet spot. I love working with people and partnering together, to help YOU figure out what your next power play is.
You might need one intensive conversation to gain momentum, or you might want multiple conversations to develop your strategy.
Wherever you are is perfect, and I would love to hear from you.
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I would love to hear in the comments below what is your power play going to be for the next 90 days?