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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 –

  1. 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?
  2. 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.

  3. 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?
Share your thoughts with us below.

9 Comments

  1. Yvette – excellent post & advice. My business coach suggested I sit down and really get clear on the bigger WHYs of my business. I needed to do this because my life is changing. I wasn’t yet fully aware of my new reality. I wasn’t giving myself credit for the changes that have taken place in the last year. I wasn’t seeing the potential BIG & BOLD places I can go. When I did this it all sort of snapped into place. I saw the bigger picture and how everything I’ve done fits into that and I saw the bigger impact I can have with my business.

    • Thanks Christie! Sometimes we do have to go back to basics to move forward. Looking forward to seeing the bigger & bolder you!

  2. Okay, so talk about needing to read this, yup, this could not have come at a better time for me. Lately, I’ve been feeling the blahs and I too have chalking it up to getting over a cold, being tired from taking on too much, not exercising, etc. It is definitely time for me to revisit my vision and get clear. This particular passage has really got me motivated to get crystal clear!

    “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.”

    Thank you, really needed this!!

    • Julie, glad to hear my post was helpful. Please report back and let us in your new big vision.

  3. Yvette – this hit home w/ me as I have been feeling bllaaah and ehh about working from home. My big excuse right now is: I need a space outside of my home to work effectively. But I think I do need to sit down again and look at my big vision for this year and THEN see what I need to get there. It’s easier to come up with magic bullets (excuses) then to sit down and really work on what the root of the problem is.

  4. Yes. Yes. I discovered this problem for me last year and now have scheduled a vision review every 3 months. I find it uber important to check in with myself that I am following the path I want and achieving results consistent with my vision. Thanks for sharing this important tip.

  5. Couldn’t agree with you more on having the vision! It should be something that pulls you forward. When you feel instead that you are fighting through the blahs day after day, that is a clear sign that something is not working – but I also generally fall into the camp of looking at the details vs. going back to the vision. This is a perfectly timed reminder as 2012 gets rolling – and great 3 steps to get focused!

    Jennifer Peek
    Find Your New Groove
    The Freedom to Build Your Business Your Way

  6. FANTASTIC TIPS! I totally agree with everything you mentioned….I will be revisiting #1 and #2 again for sure. I already have #3 totally covered and know the power of masterminds! I just got back from a weekend retreat and am burning with action items to accomplish in the next 30 days!

    Thanks again!
    Tina Pruitt

  7. Thanks for this post. I admit that I started the year unclear of my vision. Thanks to changes not under my control, I am focusing on thing. Being a member of a mastermind group has helped. I have 2012 and 1st quarter goals. I will sit down with my business coach before we part next month to design my 3-6 month vision.

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