7. Plan to Survive
APRIL 28, 2014, h.19:26
Tomorrow we go on a mission.
I’ll go out there and I’ll be alone, disoriented and frightened: I expect a major test for my career .
Tomorrow I’ll find out if I’m really good at work or if mine were just words.
In short . While Italy dreams of defeating once and for all the Great C, guided by the strategies of the new commander Renzi, I ‘ll be engaged in a “boss morning”. This practice, that maybe exists only in the consultant company where I work, consists in the evaluation of the employees by specific tests, presentations and achievements, all in the same morning.
There are 3 of us. The best gets to move to a higher category. And then also an increase. And then even more money. And then even more funds for my startup .
This career move could mean a lot for me. To face the test, I started to prepare myself six months ago. And the most important thing I’ve done during this time was to plan what I needed to do. Seriously it was not easy to reconcile work (Priority 1), my startup(Priority 2) and the test (Priority 3). Even the Italian government has scheduled its performance, strategically placing a reform per month.
The plan was also done for my startup of course:
Putting in order tasks to accomplish, establishing priorities for action, but also setting deadlines and milestones (and respecting them) and dividing responsibilities. Tim, our handyman, is a valuable element in the economy of the plan of our startup ,because he performs many actions, only that, if he didn’t have a battle plan, he wouldn’t survive. Thus, the plan of the performance of a startup turns out to be another important element in the creation of the same.
Because planning, and then knowing what we face everyday, makes us ready and stronger.
It makes us believe to be able to survive the Great C, in this country where merit has lost life and people smile little, we young startuppers:
believe in ourselves,
and don’t give up.