Friday, September 28, 2018

More Incredible Results from the Life Planning Process

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At Lead Self Lead Otherswe have created an incredible six-month, five-phase Life Planning process designed to deliver the results you’re looking for in your life.  It kicks off November 3 with an intensive one-day workshop at the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.  If you think this might be for you, fill out this quick online application. It will help us assess your readiness for the Life Planning process and does not cost you anything, nor does it obligate you to anything at all. You can also see a great overview of the six-month process right here.  

You were made to do great things in this life.  We can help you get from where you are to where you want to be.

Download a 1-page overview to review or share right here!

A Story of Life Planning Results

Life Planning Yields Big Results for You

Some years ago, I was at a very low point in life.  I was a couple years into a new entrepreneurial endeavor.  My family and I had relocated over one thousand miles, we had invested all our available cash and I was working like a dog, along with a team of others, to see this new vision become a reality.  After a couple of years, it became clear I was not going to receive the return on investment I had hoped for; neither financially nor the sweat equity I had invested.  It just wasn’t going to happen, and I had to find a way to deal with that reality. Meanwhile, I had a wife and four young boys at home who needed me to be a husband and a dad. 

Thankfully, I was able to cut my losses and get out of the bad situation I had created.  But that left me as a 39-year-old father of four with no money in the bank, no job, and no real prospects.  On top of that, I was emotionally crushed by my recent failure and I seriously lacked confidence in myself.  My best move, at the time, was to go to work mowing grass for a landscaping crew just to create some income and try and keep my family afloat.  Those were some long days pushing a mower.  With every row I cut, I thought about my failure and descended deeper into my emotional hole.

Thankfully, I had met a leadership coach during my entrepreneurial days who had talked about what he called a life-changing process called life-planning.  He and I kept in contact throughout my transition.  Finally, in July of 2012, I went through the Life Planning process with him and it was the beginning of a wonderful turn around I will forever be grateful for. 

During my life-planning work with him, I gained incredible perspective on where I had been, where I was and where I wanted to be.  With the help of my coach, I created personal vision and values.  I created goals with feasible action steps.  I created an accountability plan for those goals that I could actually keep in play. 

The changes in me began immediately and the results were dramatic.  I began believing in myself again.  I gained a whole new appreciation and love for my family.  I went to work with a purpose in mind, not a weight on my shoulders. I gained a sense of gratefulness and contentment while still holding a clear picture of what my future would hold. 

Now, over six years later, I still see that Life Planning process as the catalyst for nearly every good move I’ve made since.  I’ve achieved the goals I set, and I’ve created many new ones.  I’ve become certified to facilitate Life Planning with others.  I’ve coached many people through this same life-changing process that helped correct the course of my life.  One of my greatest desires would be to help you get clear on where you’ve been, where you are and where you will be in the future. You have that opportunity before you right now.  You have the opportunity to see some of the same results I did and even some fresh results that will be unique to you.  Maybe you’re not at a crisis point like I was.  That doesn’t matter.  If you think there is something more for you in this life, this may just be how you find it.  You may be navigating a personal or professional transition.  You may be in a plateau in your life.  You may be looking to make the jump from success to significance. No matter the stage or season you are in, Life Planning can be an invaluable tool to get you from where you are to where you want to be – even if you’re not yet sure where that may be.

At Lead Self Lead Others, we have created an incredible six-month, five-phase Life Planning process designed to deliver the results you’re looking for in your life.  It kicks off November 3 with an intensive one-day workshop at the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.  If you think this might be for you, fill out this quick online application. It will help us assess your readiness for the Life Planning process and does not cost you anything, nor does it obligate you to anything at all. You can also see a great overview of the six-month process right here.  

You were made to do great things in this life.  We can help you get from where you are to where you want to be.

Download a 1-page overview to review or share right here!

 *Jason is a certified leadership and strategic planning coach with Lead Self Lead Others, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He is also a certified “StratOp” facilitator with the Paterson Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.




Friday, September 21, 2018

The New and Improved Life Planning Process!

I'm very excited to offer this new and improved Life Planning process through Lead Self Lead Others.  This process offers all the personal breakthrough and clarity that it always has, but now adds six months of ongoing accountability and course correction that have been missing in the past.  

It all kicks off with a one-day intensive workshop on Saturday, November 3 at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Tulsa, OK.  

Registration deadline is Friday, October 19 and only six spots are available so that each participant can get special attention from me during the one-day intensive.  The cost is only $750 for this 6-month coaching process!  Half is due upon registration and the balance prior to the intensive.

Get started right now by filling out this short application.  It will help us assess your readiness for the Life Planning process and does not cost you anything, nor does it obligate you to anything at all.  

An overview of the process is below and complete details can be found on our Lead Self Lead Others website, right here.  


What some of our past clients say . . .

"The Life Plan process changed the course of my life and gave me renewed hope and a strategic plan for my life. By reviewing my life's story and identifying my purpose, passions and values, I was able to discern how God had shaped my life and prepared me to fulfill His plan in pursuit of my Kingdom purpose.”  Craig Cross - Independent Oil and Natural Gas Consultant, Tulsa, OK

"If you are serious about setting goals and accomplishing more with your time, The Life Planning process is the perfect way to get started or restarted if you have fallen off.” Ryne Isaac - Missions Pastor, Solace Church, Tulsa, OK

"The Life Plan helped show me how God has guided me through my life and gave me clarity on the plans He has for me in the future." David Haraughty - Custom Body Shop technician, Sand Springs, OK

“For me the most interesting/helpful part of the Life Planning process was creating the life chart. Seeing The overall flow on how we arrived at the present place in our journey and the significant events helps enlighten what the future might look like.” David Gilliam - Lead Pastor, Merge Church, Tulsa, OK



Download a 1-page overview to review or share right here!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Strategic Planning for Your Organization: Part 2: Perspective Before Planning

The mountaintop view is like no other view
Your organization does important work.  No, your organization does vital work.  Think of the people you and your organization serve.  Now, imagine how those people would be negatively affected if your organization ceased to exist tomorrow.  Of course, this would never happen, right?  Well, you hope not, but hoping is not a strategy, nor will it take you to places you need to go in order to serve those people who are relying on you.  Today, we are looking at the first of thirteen strategic planning principles, perspective before planning.

Perspective before planning.  Success is not necessarily indicative of health and the root cause of problems are not always as easy to identify as we would like to think.  You may be turning a profit, or your deliverables may be down for the 3rd quarter in a row.  Whichever is your reality, the real question is not, “What is happening?”, it’s “Why is it happening?”  The answer to that question and so many other vital questions comes when you walk through a disciplined, strategic planning process.  That process begins with perspective. 

The story goes like this.  In the 1980’s, President Regan commission Tom Paterson, founder of the Paterson Center and many of the strategic planning tools and resources we use here at Lead Self Lead Others, to work with Chinese government officials to help open the Chinese economy up to the rest of the world. Now, by this time, Tom had already made a name for himself by effectively helping companies such as RCA and Disney move their corporate vision forward.  But as Tom worked with these people from this far Eastern culture, how noticed a stark contrast between their style and that of their Western counterparts, he was so accustomed to working with.  These people moved slowly.  They circled a problem.  They came at it from many different angles.  They did not rush suppositions and they certainly did not rush action plans.  As Tom would later put it, they just seemed to keep circling the mountain until they arrived at the top. 

So, as Tom saw it, we may have a problem here in the Western world.  Tom would say that when it comes to problem-solving and working toward success, we tend to have a very linear and very “short-game” mindset.  We want to identify the problem and get it solved ASAP.  After all, time is money, right?  Well, yes, but have you ever considered that you are wasting money by rushing your problem solving and vision building processes?  Is it possible that spending more time gaining perspective on where you’ve been and where you are will better inform your decisions on where you’re going?  It is possible and is, indeed, very true. 

Think of the difference between the view of a given landscape from the top of the mountain vs. the valley floor.  Now, think of the view of your organization’s landscape.  Have we been making important leadership decisions for our organization with the view from the valley floor?  I think many of us have.  What if we gained the proper perspective to get to the mountaintop view?  I think you can clearly see this would be an absolute game-changer. 

As a certified Lead Self Lead Others coach, I have the tools and the experience to help your team gain the proper perspective to make the informed leadership decisions that are so vital to your future success.  You must find the truth before it finds you.  Why not fill out our quick contact form and set up a call with me today.  I want to help you find that truth.


*Jason is a certified leadership and strategic planning coach with Lead Self Lead Others, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He is also a certified “StratOp” facilitator with the Paterson Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.