The one step you can do right now to set change in motion
Being qualified and having great services that helps people is essential. What business owners sometimes leave out is running their business like a business. If you don’t have a clear vision for your business then why are you busting a gut.
I know you have a dream, otherwise you wouldn’t be in business, so let’s get things to line up for you.
The old saying
“A goal without a deadline is just a dream”
is a good quote as how will you know if you reach your destination if you haven’t decided where you are going?
The harvard business review states that “companies that enjoy enduring success have a core purpose…” By writing your vision down it becomes the core of your business that you can quickly and easily communicate to others so they know what you are about too. According to the treasury department there are over 798 100 small businesses trading in Australia with 1 to 19 employees.
You may feel that you are clear because you have a passion in your belly and deep down you know what you’d like to have. By writing your vision down that means committing and can bring up a few ugly fears. Fear that we are being ridiculous and can never achieve what we want, fear that we won’t make it work or fear of change. Writing your vision down instead is liberating because you have held the dream for so long this starts to give it shape. Follow my simple tips below to make this step easier.
A vision statement helps you to stand our from the crowd.
So, if you don’t have this in place now what do you do?
So what is a vision statement anyway?
A vision for your business clearly says where you are taking your business. I’ve pulled together a few of my favourite vision statements to show you what a good one looks like.
TED talks – ideas worth spreading
Google – provide access to the world’s information in one click
Oxfam – A just world without poverty
Toys ‘R’ us – Our vision is to put joy in kids’ hearts and a smile on parents’ faces.
Lay the path to your big dream
Now it’s your turn to write down your dream
To get you started imagine that you are living your dream.
Start describing what you see, what people say about you and what you think about when you are there.
Here are a few questions to get your imagination going:
What are you most passionate about that you want to get out into the world? What do you want to be known for? How many clients do you see yourself serving? How do you service your clients (online, on stage, groups or private sessions)? What will your business grow into?
Don’t expect to get your vision statement written out in one go. Enjoy the process and really feel where you want your business to be. Take yourself to that future place and step into it as if you were already there. Write from that place.
Once you have a good draft, post it on your wall and refine it over the next few weeks until it sticks and you know you’ve got it.
A tip when writing your vision statement is to write it as if it has already happened (present tense), that has the law of attraction working for you. Imagine it so and delight in it’s coming to you and with a clear intention people, places and events will start to line up for you. That’s the true power of a vision statement.
Once you are clear on where your business is heading then you will be able to ensure that all your actions align with your vision so you stop wasting time on the things that don’t matter and won’t get you there attract clients that help you create that vision attract business ventures that will get you there faster.
Having a vision is the first step of growing your business. If you would like to stay in the loop for other tips and guidance connect now so that you don’t miss other tips that may be right for you