Every quarter, our team celebrates the progress we’ve made together. The progress isn’t just about production numbers, revenue, or how many families we’ve helped. It’s to proactively recognize and celebrate the personal and professional growth each individual has made, and how we’ve grown as a team. It’s to recognize and reward the effort put forth by every single person.
I’ve learned to live in a 90-day world. Gone are the days I can predict and plan for what an entire year will look like. But quarter by quarter I can much better control my focus, my priorities, and results. And by helping my team create 90-day plans and ensuring we celebrate together every quarter, we can increase our confidence and happiness over time.
Why celebrate progress and not just specific milestones or goals achieved? Because progress is the only thing we can control. There is no “ideal” or perfect result, as much as we try to paint that picture. And too often, the market has a say in those things.
Celebrate progress often…while pursuing perfection.
I encourage every company to set in motion a proactive, fun plan for celebrating progress regularly. Set a budget and put team’s together who are in charge of organizing the celebration. Recognize your team’s personal and professional growth. Create a culture that encourages progress and growth as you pursue specific goals and measurables.
When money, production, or revenue goals aren’t the primary purpose in your business, you may be surprised when you blow past those monetary goals faster and easier on the way to a much bigger purpose.