When is the last time someone asked you what you really wanted in your business?
I’m guessing it’s been a long time. Or maybe never.
Even your friends or loved ones—no matter how much they care about you—will rarely look you in the eye and ask you what your dream business looks like.
And if they did, what would you even say?
Luckily, with some introspection, you can begin this process yourself.
Ask yourself the following:
- If you could accomplish any outcome in your business, what would it be?
- Why does it matter to you personally?
- What would your daily life look like?
- How much would you need to earn?
- What kind of people would you work with?
- How would you feel every day in your work?
Now, what would it feel like if you failed to even try, let alone achieve it?
The first step to achieving anything is to get clear on what you want to accomplish most.
As they say, a problem well-articulated is a problem half-solved.
And as obvious as it sounds, the next step is putting your vision into action with even the smallest of steps.
It could be an outline, or a draft, or an email to someone to get a ball rolling. It doesn’t matter as long as you do at least one tiny thing.
When you have unclear goals, you usually feel like you’re not making progress. You lose motivation. You procrastinate. You feel burned out or stressed.
You can’t win if you don’t know what winning really looks like for you. And winning looks different for everybody.
Instead of wandering through the fog towards a vague goal, spend five minutes right now thinking about a day in the life of your ideal business.
Give that gift to yourself going into the weekend. A little imagination and the smallest of actions can go a long way.
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