A vortex is a spinning, often turbulent, flow of fluid (including air). The speed and rate of rotation are greatest in the center and it decreases at it moves outward. Was that true for a person or a business? And if it was how would I move forward in the next year?
I decided to map one out for myself. I put myself in the middle of an imaginary vortex and then drew lines for different groups that had contributed to my income this year. I ended up with ten including my mastermind group, family, former clients and so on. Each group received a + or a – depending on how each group overall had contributed to my success. A couple were neutral.
I had to decide if I wanted to be rotating at a higher rate of speed or did I want to slow down. Oh yeah, definitely faster. That was the only decision I was able to make right away.
Were there more positives than negatives? Yes. Assuming negatives slowed down the vortex did I expend any energy trying to move them up to at least neutral or did I just let them go? What could I learn from the attributes of the negatives that would help me avoid them next time? Should I be “burned once, twice shy” about a particular group?
By the same token what was the sequence of events that led to positives? What would it take for that group to become neutral or negative?
Finally, I am really interested in knowing whether I hold the same negative or positive position with these groups. What would those conversations sound like and do I have as much courage as interest to find out? I hope I do because if the vortex gets stronger I will be spinning to my heart’s content!