Ep #112: Things I Suck At Part 2: My Rocky Road To Becoming An Influential Strategic Thinker

My strategic plan for becoming a strategic thinker 🧠👇

You’ll hear me talk about the importance of YOU becoming a strategic thinker in my programs, in my book, and right here on this podcast.

So it may come as a surprise to you that I suck at strategic thinking.

I hate making lists.

I really struggle to let go of tasks.

And it’s super easy for me to get trapped in reaction-mode all. day. long.

And since I’m often focused on the day-to-day, it’s easy for me to let the big picture stuff slip right by.

But a few years ago I made the decision to take a dose of my own medicine.

I started getting intentional about carving out time to think strategically every week.

Fast forward to today, and I can safely say I am waaaay better at strategic thinking than most.

But…it still takes effort to make sure I consistently come back to strategic thinking.

But now I have some pretty amazing tools and tricks that make sticking to strategic thinking sooo much easier.

And I’m sharing all of them with you today.

This is part two of a three-part series I’ve lovingly named: Things I Suck At.

In each episode, I’m focusing on something I am terrible at and sharing practical advice so you can stop sucking at this too.

In this episode of Maximize your Career with Stacy Mayer, I’m getting super raw and vulnerable about the challenges I faced on my path to becoming a better and more influential strategic thinker.

If you want to receive the recognition you deserve, step into a higher leadership position, get paid for your ideas instead of the hours you put in at work, and enjoy more time, freedom, energy, and joy, then you need to get your hands on a copy of Promotions Made Easy. Get your copy here.

What You'll Learn:

  • Why becoming a strategic thinker is non-negotiable for corporate badasses like you
  • The techniques I used to become a better, more influential strategic thinker
  • How 3xing your vision will help you become a better strategic thinker
  • How making lists helped me get out of the weeds and think more clearly
  • What strategic thinking looks like in action for me

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About Your Host

Hi! I'm Stacy Mayer, a Certified Executive Coach and Promotion Strategist on a mission to bring more diversity to the leadership table by getting 1000 underrepresented corporate managers promoted into senior executive positions each year worldwide.

I help undervalued executives scale to the C-Suite using repositioning strategies that build your confidence and visibility, so you can earn the recognition and support you need from key stakeholders while embodying your unique leadership style.

My podcast “Women Changing Leadership with Stacy Mayer” tackles topics like executive communication, getting more respect in the workplace from challenging bosses and team members, and avoiding the common mistakes that sabotage career advancement.

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