Win in Fast Time


This is the ‘new year’ and you may be thinking about making a ‘change’ somewhere in your life.   Sometimes to accomplish a goal it may seem easy to do a new tactic like ‘I’ll only eat 1000 calories a day to lose weight’.  Yet, many times the solution comes out of taking a step back to reflect on your ‘Whole Life System’ and ask ‘What needs to change holistically?’.

You may discover an entirely new approach to your goal that is easier and more effective. For instance, instead of taking an isolated action, you may come up with an approach like ‘Asking yourself the purpose you want in each moment, including while you’re eating food or talking to a friend.’  Out of that approach new actions fall out in multiple areas of life.

These four questions below are modified from Winning in Fast Time a book I highly recommend for creating strategies in business or global system change. The authors are John Warden III and Leland Russell.

What future do you want to create?

What system change is necessary for that future to become reality?

What leverage points in the system will move it in the desired direction?

How will you know when you’ve finished or succeeded?

Some people lay bricks not knowing what they’re working for. Others step back to envision the larger picture and architect the future.


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2 Responses to “Win in Fast Time”

  1. RamonaMayhem Says:

    truth cookie,

    I don’t quite understand question number three? Explique? por favor? xo

    • amberlupton Says:

      Here’s a deeper explanation of Question#3
      “What leverage points in the system will move it in the desired direction?”

      According to these authors:

      “All systems have Centers of Gravity and the systems change when the Centers of Gravity change. The extent and probability of system change is directly proportional to the number of Centers of Gravity affected and the speed at which they are affected.”

      Leadership: components that give it direction
      Processes: that convert energy from on form to another and enable the components of the system to interact
      Infrastructure: visible and invisible that holds the components together
      Population: similar groups of people
      Agents: that exert power to sustain, advance, and protect the system

      What area if influenced in each of these five areas would influence the entire system. Kinda like ‘Where on the teetor-totter can you place your pinky finger and move the whole thing?’

      Hope this helps you Bright One!


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