When you first had the thought to start your own business, what inspiring images came to mind?
No doubt, you had some pretty powerful ideas about where you thought your business would go? What it would achieve? Where it would end up?
Perhaps you pictured a high-performing office environment with dozens of employees? Or an award-winning business in your chosen field?
Maybe you even imagined future Christmas parties and the camaraderie between your team or the pride on the faces of your own family when they explain to others about the successful business you’ve grown?
The point is that this vision is powerful. It’s visually and emotionally engaging. You didn’t just imagine numbers on a profit and loss statement, or supplier contracts or office stationary. You thought of all the exciting and positive things that you and everyone else in your organisation would be part of.
It must be powerful as it caused you to give up the security of employment and set off on your own.
Now we need to harness that strength and use it to ensure that your goal-setting and strategizing are designed to get you to the oasis of success and happiness you imagined.