Here’s how I answered, and still answer, the “Now what?” question.

  1. Admit that I don’t know as much as I thought as evidenced by the fact that I didn’t know what I didn’t know.
  2. Ask for help from someone who listens and can ask the right questions.
  3. Start to ask questions and listen like never before. Take the attitude that others have different perspectives, needs, wants, motivations and ideas than me.
  4. Open myself to new ways of thinking, new ways of learning, not just new material.
  5. Get coaching on a regular schedule from someone who has a vested interest in my success.
  6. Do the hard work of self examination and assessments. Take the results seriously as performance metrics.
  7. Start immediately working on attitudes and beliefs, new tools and skills, as soon as I identify them.

I work on these topics every morning. It’s a workout routine for my professional development.

Now what?

I know my answer, do you know yours?


“Dominate your life with Focus, Decision and Execution.”