In the movie, Alice in Wonderland, Alice Kingsleigh, a precocious and somewhat defiant young lady, finds herself in the world of Underland where she discovers that her purpose is to slay the horrific giant, Jabberwocky, and restore the White Queen to her rightful throne.
Along her journey, she encounters a variety of unusual characters (White Rabbit, Dormouse, Dodo bird, a couple of Tweedles) who argue whether she’s the “right” Alice – the one with the power to eliminate the Jabberwocky.
Not being convinced she’s the “wrong” Alice (this is her dream, after all) she reluctantly prepares for her attack by “strategic coaching” she learned from her father. Her father, a wealthy shipping magnate, claims to have talked of six impossible things before breakfast.
Alice gathers her strength and courage by naming the six impossible things she accomplished since her arrival in Underland. She slays the Jabberwocky! And, they all celebrate with the Fudderwupping dance.
Sound familiar? Isn’t it allot like the journey through entrepreneurship (Underland) where you have to be abit of a rebel or a maverick (Alice) to succeed?
As you build your business, you encounter all sorts of “advisors” (White Rabbit, Tweedles, etc) who try to convince you that business is not your “cup of tea” (Sorry. I couldn’t resist the pun.)
But, you know your purpose – to overcome the challenges of cash flow (Jabberwocky) and establish your business (White Queen) on the first page of Google (the throne).
With the competition vying for your spot, you prepare (strategic coaching) to approach each day with strategies that place you and your business in the right frame of mind to succeed (six impossible things before breakfast). And, you mark your achievements by ringing the bell on the NYSE (Fudderwupping dance).
The morale of this story? Avail yourself of strategic coaching to get the Jabberwocky out of the way.