What are the pillars of your success? What do you need to be successful?

  • Credibility?
  • A great network?
  • Up-front capital?
  • Visibility and fame?
  • Luck?
  • Something else?

Are you thinking strategically in expectation of future goals or are you playing it by ear?

Success, like a house, can be built on great foundations. If your plan depends on luck, you’re not building, you’re hoping.

Once you know your goal, you can figure out what you need in order to achieve it. Maybe your goal this year will be to establish your credibility, next year you’ll work on your client network and the year after you’ll work on generating revenue to build a great consulting business.

The goal is yours but, for stable growth and success, you need to set up stable foundations.

How do we work on that in 2012?