I am inspired by working with South African-based businesses that are either global already, or are developing a global mindset. The southern-most tip of Africa is home to so much talent and possibility. When you scale up your vision and strategic thinking, growth is inevitable. It’s time to drop imposter syndrome because, in many ways, we are already ahead of the pack.

We are:

  • Expansive
  • Innovative
  • Excellent
  • Energised
  • Visionary
  • Inclusive
  • Diverse
  • Resilient
Here are some of the juicy strategies I have been involved in with clients recently:
  • What good looks like
  • Believing in the billion
  • Shifting from buying and selling products to buying and selling assets
  • Retaining top talent
  • Developing a winning mindset and a first team mentality
  • Shifting from production to optimisation
  • From start up to scale up
  • Efficiency and supply chain security
  • Driving innovation
  • Developing proprietary and entrepreneurship thinking within large organisations
  • Getting back onto international stock exchanges

How to scale up your vision and strategic thinking

  • Visit your clients and get to know them
    • Spend time with customers and find out what you can do to make them more successful
    • Stop making assumptions and ask good questions that will then inform your strategy
    • I am finding more and more businesses have lost sight of who their customers actually are
  • Read broadly, not just in your specialty, and not just about business, either
  • Attend masterclasses and talks across a wide variety of topics
    • Once again, this can elevate your thinking
    • I am looking at a leadership masterclass by Anna Winter, editor of Vogue and Conde Nest magazines
  • Attend events and conferences
    • Even if most of what you hear isn’t new to you, I find there is always a golden nugget and that’s the one you most needed to hear
    • I am a firm believer in this saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
  • Talk to lots of people
    • Conversation can really inspire your thinking whether it’s a coffee date, a mastermind with colleagues, or a gathering of completely unrelated people
      • I attended Dharshni Padayachee’s Table of Twelve  last Saturday for rich conversation and connection with interesting women from different walks of life and different industries
  • Travel
    • Just getting out of the city in which you live can refresh and enervate you on every level
    • Stock your pond and fill your well by giving your brain a rich bank of new visual memories from which to draw inspiration
    • Your critical thinking and creativity will improve
  • Have some body work
    • Reflexology, a massage, acupuncture and so much more, can release tension and help you get into flow
    • Your stress levels influence the quality of your ideas and thinking
  • Meditate
    • Learning how to still your mind and filter out the noise on a regular basis is not just good for your thinking, it’s good for your being
      • I have been a meditator for over 30 years
      • Power naps are great but meditation goes deeper on every level
  • Engage in hobbies and physical activities
    • I garden or go walking
    • This is when my brain connects the dots in a completely different way
Grand visions and strategies don’t come out of nowhere. How are you creating fertile ground for them to take root?

Much love,
Nikki Bush
Human Potential and Parenting Expert helping you to win at work and life