An important part of what we do at The Monssoen Group is help business owners understand how to boost their business by aligning their passions with business activities. Largely, this same approach is necessary when we match CxOs (our fractional multi-disciplinary c-suite executives) to companies.
Recently, a great book floated across my desk, that after reading it I felt the need to add to our corporate library and recommended reading for our clients. This book Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey is a great informational piece on aligning your “best work” with what you do in life, and transforming the way you work into project oriented processes.
This great book, brought to you by Sounds True in Boulder, Colorado hit home right away. The Monssoen Group specializes in helping owners get in touch with the things that need to be done to succeed, and more often than not we work with owners, executives, and professionals that are so busy they find it impossible not only to get things done, but to decide what the most important things to get done are.
This book helps business owners, managers, and from this point forward our staff align themselves with what the book calls their “best work.” This work is the work that represents what they want to accomplish in life, what their passions are, and what they really want to accomplish. It then focuses on the strategies for converting and tracking this work into projects that can be worked through methodically. Combine this with the concept of your best work and the book promises to help excel you to getting things done more often. Obviously, one of the untouched upon psychological drivers is the fact that completing more projects will drive the feeling of success and in turn result in finishing more projects in the long run.
The book really digs deep into important topics like setting date controls (using the adage No Date = No Finish), and about how the more you care the more “thrashing” there will be on a project – which can be good for the quality of the outcome of a project. On top of these things it helps you to understand what a “project” really is in this context, and that they can be broken into mini-projects that are more attainable and easy to track. This process also encourages you to look at many other things you do as projects and to track and count those activities so you can create a better balance between the “must get done” items and the items that you are truly passionate about, and that will help you to create your life or businesses fulfillment.
Before you read this book understand that we recommend this type of approach and are now adopting it amongst our professionals. Having a clear plan of action that has the opportunity to both improve the effect of the businesses we support and the professionals we employ is a clear everyone wins strategy.
We’d love the opportunity to work with you, and reading this book can help you to understand the context of what we will do with you, for you, and how we help accomplish finding success in your business.