The importance of vision – episode #3
Why does vision matter? Here’s what my new friend and recent interviewee, Tyler Fairbank, had to say.
In a recent executive interview it became apparent that his habits were in control. Meaning that daily habits, the things he did consistently, drove his results. These results included success.
His habits were aligned with his vision. This made for an entertaining discussion.
In our discussion, we drilled into his morning routine.
He’s up early because he went to bed early. Coffee, shower, “hello” to the dogs and his partner. Then off for a 40-minute commute to his office. During that ride he spends time…
- calling family and employees.
- listening to NPR as a critical and accepting listener
- listening to podcast
Some of his favorite podcasts are:
- The Daily Stoic with Ryan Holiday
- Dr. Mark Hyman on Longevity
- The Dr. Peter Attia Drive
- Ben Greenfield Fitness
We discussed his end-of-day habits.
After suffering a cavernous malformation bleed in his brain stem (like yours truly), his end-of-day routine comes quicker. He has some noticeable equilibrium issues and severe fatigue. In addition, his words become slightly slurred. Something that I can certainly identify with.
He focuses on a simple life in order to recharge. This involves:
- playing the guitar
- drinking water
- eating healthy
- reconnecting with the ones he loves
Daily discussions with employees are focused on the employee, not him. The discussion is based on vision and culture.
The most interesting aspect was his annual discipline.
To stay steadfast he refers to his life plan. This is a one page document where his goals for business and organizational growth are clearly spelled out. The document is separated into four quadrants. Those areas are named for the following initiatives:
- Six month
- One year
- Ten years
What are you doing to keep you steadfast?
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