Burn the Ships!℠
Wait? What? There’s no turning back? Change is coming and it will be collaborative, careful, measurable, and fast. When you are tired of just talking about goals, holding meetings to plan another meeting, and trying to please everyone – just to get nothing done…then it’s time for a partner with a different agenda.
Legend has it that in 1519 upon landing in Veracruz and facing a new world fraught with dangers and opportunities, that Hernando Cortes ordered his men to burn their own ships in order to solidify their resolve to survive in the New World. Survival meant venturing inland with all its unknowns – something these sailors and soldiers were loath to do. Without the ships to hold them close to shore, without the ships to guard and maintain, and with no where to retreat to – the explorers had to conquer their fears and Mexico in order to get home again. They eventually built new ships and went home with their treasure, but the lesson is what is important here.
For small companies that often survive with little strategy, minimal marketing, and reliance on unevolved processes, burning the ships is a suitable metaphor. Sticking close to shore is safe. In the relative calm of small challenges and little victories, we can grow comfortable with just getting by.
You are here because you are ready to accomplish all the things you promised to yourself when you started your business. Or perhaps you are facing a crisis that threatens your future and perhaps upsetting the status quo is the only way to move forward, quickly. Or, maybe you are not sure what is holding you back in the first place?
Burn the Ships!℠ is my program for owners and management that are ready to accomplish a lot of things in a short time. Burn The Ships clients have unlimited access to my time to help you work on your business. We confirm your goals, inventory your resources, assess your opportunities, make a plan, and execute.
Unlimited coaching, unlimited advice and best practices, strategy, process, sales training – a complete reorganization if that’s what you need. Burn the Ships!℠ says you are committed, but also practical. Are you ready to try new ideas but worry that your team isn’t equipped to define the next steps or lacks the experience to minimize mistakes along the way? Then having a trusted advisor that has been there, done that may be just what you need.
An all-in program like Burn the Ships!℠ isn’t for everyone and I am very selective about who can come into the program, but if you are ready find your success formula, then we need to start with a conversation. Call me and let’s get you home again as quickly as possible.