You are a Visionary Entrepreneur and yet you struggle with creating the vision that you have seen. Whether you are overwhelmed by the magnitude of what you are creating or just don’t know where to start. Getting from where you are right now to what you see for yourself and the world seems impossible. And yet, there is a pathway. You need only find it and take the first step.
And then the next. It’s not about seeing the entire road ahead. It is first about knowing the road is there.
Once you have this core vision, you can use what you know about what you do, who you serve and who you are to get there. These are the first steps of Creating Momentum. It doesn’t stop there though. The first steps are energizing and inspiring, a catalyst for change but they are not enough.
You have most likely felt this before: the excitement of telling a friend about a new idea; the rush that comes from seeing the future you would like to create; the thrill of the lives you will change when your idea becomes a reality; the joy of receiving abundance when you are fully aligned with your purpose; and the sense of dread of wondering how to actually make this happen.
Your Vision, Mission & Core Values need structure. They need a framework to exist in. You need to know how to spend your time, what tasks to complete, how to use order and systems to implement consistently and provide a container for the energy that comes from the idea. These are the next steps of Creating Momentum: time and task management, organization, and systems.
But they are not enough. Those Visionary Entrepreneurs that succeed in the long run have something more. They exist, not in isolation but within their connected community, serving their community and the world. They use their tribe and complete their role within that tribe by utilizing their gifts. And they focus. Always concentrating on how these pieces work together.
These are the final steps of Creating Momentum that complete the circuit: strengths, connection, and focus.
I help entrepreneurs see their vision and break down the steps to make it happen. I do this through Creating Momentum (TM). If you would like to know more, let's find a time to talk.
My oldest daughter was frustrated with how unkind her little sister was being towards her. “People’s actions and words say more about them and less about you,” I told her. Her sister was tired and upset at some perceived infraction. And no, she didn’t have any business being unkind but it happened. My oldest daughter could take the nastiness to heart or she could remember that her little sister’s words really had nothing to do with her. The great thing is that as a parent, I can teach both of my daughters in this moment. Rather than get sucked in, my older daughter walked away and found something else to do. I dealt with my younger daughter and life moved on.
It’s easy to look at this childhood dilemma and comment from our adult-sized perspective on how to handle it. However, how often does this happen to us as adults and we absorb that other person’s behavior as if it were our own? In coaching clients recently these situations have come up:
Instead of allowing the others to have their logical consequences - :
- the entrepreneur is taking it upon herself to try and solve the other person’s problem and changing herself in the meantime. She is letting the other person come with in her boundary of acceptance. No learning occurs. But it could have been different.
What if this were the outcome instead?
Don’t get sucked into other people’s drama. It is not for you. As an entrepreneur, your business is you. It can be hard to separate what is coming at you from what you can control (I know! I have been there myself and need to remind myself of these words, too.) The lesson here is learning how to receive the message that IS meant for you and take actions that allow you feel more in line with yourself and your gifts.
How is this related to productivity? When you are doing the work you are meant to do, you will be your most productive. Many times these experiences are opportunities to create new systems, clarify your messaging, and show up in a more authentic way. What experience have you had that said more about someone else than you and how did you navigate it?
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When I was a kid I LOVED when my parents would take us out to a salad bar or buffet. I would go back and forth taking a little bit of everything until I was so full I felt like you would have to roll me out of the restaurant. Did you ever see Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory? It was the 1970’s movie based on Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In one scene, a child, who has won a ticket to tour Mr. Wonka’s factory ends up turning the shape and color of a blueberry. Helpers roll her out the door on her side to be “squeezed.” That was me. Too full having taken a little too much of everything.
Your options for getting help to grow your business and reach your goals are a lot like an all access banquet. There are often so many good tasting things to choose from. But, if you do choose them all you will stuff yourself and become ineffective and unproductive. And, you will have to wait until all of that food settles until you can get back to work. I know this is not the solution you are looking for. You need to select items onto your plate that will fill you with the nourishment to keep you going, sustain you for the long haul.
What do good, nourishing, sustainable selections look like? Here is what I put on my plate and I hope it will help you, too.
These are concepts that I use to fill my plate with the right information that will sustain my business. I have built the Momentum Programs around these concepts. The Masterclass Series is one example. It includes one class a month from an expert in their field positioned to deliver content you need without overwhelming you and always leaving you with an action step you can move forward on. If you would like to learn more and access the first class in the series to see what is all about, you can check it out here https://creatingmomentumprogram.com/webinar
Being an entrepreneur and business owner is hard! Once you have your business up and running it's not uncommon to hit a few snags: scalability, staff retention, launching growth projects, getting enough sleep!