Is Your Empire Vision Messing With Your Success?
I’d like to share with you an ah-a moment I had a few weeks back. As you know there is no magic bullet to building a successful & profitable business. It’s messy, you have to get comfortable being uncomfortable, it takes work and continuous action!
So a few weeks back I found myself dragging my feet when it came to taking action on my daily business tasks. I chucked it to a cold I was nursing, tiredness from not sleeping very well (my new baby is a night owl), a recent launch that didn’t produce my desire results etc…
But, even as my cold went away and my child is sleeping at least six hours now and I figured out what I did wrong in my last launch I still felt blah about taking action on some of the goals I had set out for myself before year end.
As I finished a coaching session where I was helping a client tune-up her vision for the new year, it hit me like a brick. Suddenly, it became clear as my inner voice whispered to me, check your vision. Yup, you guessed it my vision needed a polish too.
I sat down that same day and went through the system I put my clients through when they need to upgrade their visions and a few hours later I had a bigger, bolder and better vision for my business.
So, when was the last time you lifted your focus from the daily grind to look ahead to long-term goals?
You most likely started your business to gain more freedom, financial independence, and fulfillment as you help others reach their dreams. But, if you haven’t reached some of your goals yet, it may be that as you chug along you’ve probably gotten so caught up in your daily routine you lost sight of your big picture business or like in my case I’ve gotten so busy I’d forgotten to revise my vision as my business reached new heights.
We are all very capable of creating results far beyond our imagination, but if you don’t have a crystal clear vision that inspires you, you will have a harder time reaching those outer limits.
And so, if you are finding yourself, unmotivated to move forward, if the daily actions you are taking are no longer inspiring you, if you are dragging your feet to work on the biz strategies you know will move your business forward – it is time to give your vision a little tune-up.
Here are three simple steps to polish up your vision –
- Take a piece of paper and write down what you want your business to look like – the end game. Don’t cheat and pull out what you wrote three years ago. Start fresh. Then assess – is your current business heading in that direction? Are you there already and hadn’t noticed?
- You may have polished up your vision with the start of the new year if so, is it BIG and BOLD? We are three weeks into the new year is this new vision pulling you forward? Is it positioning you uniquely in your market? Is it aligned with your core values or is it lifeless?
For example, say your vision last year was to make $100k a year in revenue, and you almost hit that mark. Don’t keep that same ole vision. I dare you to rewrite that vision except this time around double or triple it. Yes, double it, even if you have no clue how you are going to get there, right at this moment. You will be amazed at how your thinking shifts when you stretch your vision and stimulate your mind.
Observe how your decision making changes, how you handle your business operations differently oh, and how all of the sudden the path shows up when you tell your mind that a whole new income level is attainable.
- Another way to polish up your vision is to tap into a mastermind group or hire a business coach. We all know what the power of belonging to a mastermind group can do for one’s business. One caveat though don’t join a mastermind group that is at your same income level, nope, join a group that is slightly ahead of where you are currently playing, If you are currently making 100k a year, join a mastermind group where members are making 500k a year and beyond. Why? Because you don’t know what’s possible until you know and can see what others have accomplished.
So, there you have it three simple ways to create a vision that stirs the passion in your soul.
Now it’s your turn!
What do you think? Does clarity of vision leads to more profits? Do you have a strategy you know you can go back to for creating a vision that inspires you to do whatever it takes to reach your goals – even when the road gets tough?
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