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Your Trajectory Code: How to Change Your Decisions, Actions, and Directions, to Become Part of the Top 1% High Achievers by Jeffrey Magee

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Chapter 10Intersecting LinesThinking about Lateral and Vertical Trajectories

The pathways you cross will inevitably influence your ultimate trajectory experiences and end-points. The more you can think ahead and recognize the trajectories of those around you—both laterally and vertically—the better you'll be able to forecast ways to collaborate and succeed with others. This can also help you recognize possible trajectory collision points and keep them from throwing you off-course.

Thinking in lateral trajectory terms requires you to reflect on how your trajectory may influence and impact those on your same lateral level, and how others can help or hinder your trajectory. You must attempt to recognize what you know about others' IP Statements and the depth of their PCI as you engage with them. This will help you determine how to leverage and complement one another, and do so without provoking any negative energy from others.

Thinking in lateral trajectory terms requires asking how you engage different constituents, such as your:

  • Peers
  • Colleagues
  • Equals
  • Circle-of-Influence
  • Pay Grade Equivalents
  • Individuals with similar certification qualifiers, rank, titles, tenure, etc.
  • Others as trajectories make apparent

By recognizing you do not live in a vacuum, your ability to engage others and not project a self-absorbed image will aid you greatly in soliciting support and assisting others in reaching their trajectory Point C goals. Remember that there may be competitive trajectories ...

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