Road Mapping your next step
The next idea... Product... Expansion... Market...
There are hundreds of possibilities and Paralysis by Possibility is common. And, for good reason. Alternatively, there is the Ready-Fire-Aim approach. Great for facing fear, but often results in meager results at best or reputation harm at worst.
It's like a dance troupe without choreography - uncoordinated talent makes for tough and forgettable performance.
Road Mapping is more than a clear structured process. It is a series of discussions. Using a technique called 'Surfacing', you will get complete care and attention to swiftly uncover the essential elements in your business.
1. Book a call with Paul to initially discuss your current position and if Road Mapping is right for you.
2. Utilise our diagnostic to get all of the details out of your head and set us on course.
3. Receive consultation with Paul to figure out the actions to overcome the pressing challenges.
4. Gain constant feedback, accountability, and follow up through the journey.
5. Create momentum of your own to push on post-program.
problem to solution does not work
There is one big mistake many make. They go straight to solution without quality discussion. Unable to surface the best alternatives and actions. Consideration takes time which many cannot afford. Road Mapping is the hot knife that cuts through the butter allowing you to explore every key element while being agile and swift.
No webinars, classes, or videos. It is all hands on and completely about you. Paul will be 100% obsessed with your needs during your Road Mapping sessions. You will walk away knowing exactly what you need to find out, what you need to action, and what you need to consider. Paul high care, high attention, and high engagement. You are the complete focus for a swift and comprehensive experience.
Consultants charge a lot. For strategies that don't get used. Paul provides an interactive experience to set you on path. We will Thrash Out the Opportunity and draw it up on the spot. Detail your direction on the 3 key factors within your business. Walk away with a Road Map of action. It's like a dentist pulling a tooth. It can be done quickly or slowly. We all prefer it to be quick, but if it takes more time to conquer, then that is what we will do. Paul provides a complete 100% money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your Road Mapping experience after your first two sessions, a full refund will be given. Unlike the 'so-called-Guru's', Paul caries the risk, not you.
Why SME Biz struggles
According to The Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 60% of SME's (Small to Medium Sized Enterprises) cease operating within the first three years of starting with 44% suffering from poor strategic planning (Huff Post 2015).
Business is run in a reactionary fashion. A lot of the time we get away with it (which is why we do it). It also means that there is a constant Cycle of Friction being experienced. See below.
Running a business is like taking care of a baby. If the baby eats, sleeps, and shits like clockwork then it will grow and develop without killing you. The good news is a Business Owner has a choice to take action for a smoother ride (unlike a parent that has to suck it up and live on little sleep).
Strategic Planning is a scary word. It sounds expensive, time consuming, and is it even useful...? Firstly, let me dispel a myth or two by sharing an article I wrote for Inside Small Business on the subject - Constant Crystallation. The important takeaway here is that Strategic Thinking is a habit not a high tension board room meeting or off-site management retreat.
Micro businesses are free of complexity and are agile by nature. Complete 180 degree turns can be made from one quarter to another. Usually comprising of a business owner with one to three support staff the opportunities are endless and quick to navigate through.
Small Businesses become a little more complex with either a larger range of products, or a larger team (or both!) Standing out from the rest and building momentum through Branding, Loyalty, and New Launches there is more to balance up and more decisions to make.
Medium Businesses have hierarchy, Middle Management, and more moving parts. The challenges can be wide and varied. Growth, consolidation, or survival modes can all be experienced within a year of each other. Alignment across all departments requires deeper leadership skill and the aspiration towards consistency is tougher on a daily basis.
The one thing any client will get in Paul's experience and knowledge in the arena of Small Business Consultation. Let's be very clear. Paul has run small businesses and managed all sorts of businesses. But, he is not a serial entrepreneur or wise old sage of business. He is not the success picture boy. Far from it. If you want a 'been-there-done-it-businessman-tell-you-what-to-do' Mentor then you have come to the wrong place.
Paul Farina brings years of experience and craft in facilitation and consultation of business owners. He is the best at drawing out the opportunities and setting up Business Owners to push on to their own success. Paul brings a unique mix of Warmth, Insight, Discipline, Process, and Reflection that is second to none. With a pure passion and loyalty to clients, the attention and care provided is a badge of honour Paul wears proudly on his chest. Even if you have have the Road Mapping tools, doing it without Paul will only bring a slither of value and insight as it would alongside him.
Paul is so confident you will love every ounce of value you get from The Road Mapping experience, he offers a full 100% money back guarantee policy. If you are not satisfied with the experience in any way, no matter how many hours Paul has spent on your project, you will get a full refund. Every cent.
The bigger game we are playing
The biggest surprise many get from the Road Mapping Experience is the view. When you are running through the forest you see everything in front of you. It all moved quickly and every step requires quick decisions, reactions, and leaps of faith. By Road Mapping, you choose to take a quick climb to the top of the nearest peak, stand, catch your breathe for a few moments, and look over the forest. It's refreshing. The mind see's things that were impossible to see previously. If you have never taken a moment to stand on the peak and regain your breathe, it can feel a little weird, but it is surprisingly enlightening and energising.
A nice bonus, but the real benefit is seeing the bigger game you are playing. This is not a personal development program, however, there is no doubt that you (and who you are) is a big part of the business. By seeing where you are on the Leadership Focus Model (see below), you can see where the next step is and where your leadership opportunities are. The Time Balance column also helps you to understand where you are spending your time, and how to be a more effective as a business owner.
Paul inevitably touches on these opportunities through the Road Mapping process. It's a part of the deal and supplies that extra element of motivation and clarity to clear your path so you can crack on.