The mistake a lot of people make, including me, is that they don’t have a crystal clear vision of where they want to be when they START in their business. Yes, they have an ambition and a desire, but is this enough? Decide to be a masterpiece in your own world by having a clear vision on what you want and stop just fumbling around for long periods trying to make things happen without a canvas in your life that has the foundation of a masterpiece as the outcome of your efforts.
What Does It Take To Be A Masterpiece?
If you consider your life and business as a blank canvas, then to be a masterpiece you need to draw the sketches that lay the foundation that will lead to a successful portrait of what you WANT from your life and business.
One of the most important things for anyone in business is a crystal clear vision of where they want to be and what they need to get to that point. This is the building up of the picture and the way to develop your very own masterpiece. The easiest way to do this is to write down your “broad” goals that influenced your decision to start your business in the first place. These could be:
- Staying home with your kids
- Developing a full time income from that business so you can give up your current job
- Paying off your debt and building wealth and a better lifestyle
These broad goals are the basic sketch that is put onto your canvas. So how are you going to finish the painting?
Be Specific And You Will Be A Masterpiece In Your Own Life.
When you look at your written broad goals, you need to look at them and know what EXACTLY each of them MEAN to you. This will help to clarify your vision and you will know what you need to do to achieve your final outcome.
When you know more specifically what you need to do you can set out your plan to include how many saes you will need, how many new people you need to get into your business or whatever it is that is specific to your business. Clarity of vision will help you to develop this plan and will focus your attention on the details you have set out in that plan.
Let’s take the full time income from your business option and look at what you should look at from there. The outcome of any business is to make money so you can pay your bills and have a better lifestyle in the end right? The FIRST thing you need to achieve is the figure that will give you a “survival” income. Take out your current day job from the equation and concentrate on making sure your business will give an income each month consistently that will bring in enough money to pay all your bills and cover your tax expenses etc and you will be in a position to cover your survival on a monthly basis. The quicker you achieve this goal, the quicker you will be able to give up your job and go full time in your business.
Believe in what you do, be strong, persistent and consistent in your action NO MATTER WHAT you think is getting in your way. Being more specific and driven towards your goals in this way will ensure that you will indeed be a masterpiece that is built from the canvas you started with.
To the future,