Today's blog was written by Jennifer Flynn, Business and Lifestyle Strategist, and founder of The Balance Maven. I am thrilled to be able to share her insights and wisdom with you!
Dear Visionary Entrepreneur,
Congratulations! You passed the first test. You may or may not actually believe yourself to be a “Visionary” but just by reading this blog you are subconsciously say, “I am a Visionary Entrepreneur!” It is so exciting!!!
But what is a Visionary Entrepreneur?
In my book, it is a person who sees the future, better than her current experience (or that of others) and desires to do something to create this future for the world. You are willing to invest your self, your time and your money to make this future a reality. How cool! The world needs more people just like you who are willing to take a risk to serve others.
But, the reality is that even though you have this desire to serve and this vision of the greatness that lies ahead, you are currently stuck in the ‘how to make it happen’ stage. It’s even possible that you have started your business and had some successes but that you have hit a wall. Maybe you are even considering getting a ‘real job’ because being a Visionary Entrepreneur is hard on the best of days. Just the emotional highs and lows can leave you wondering why you ever embarked on this path at all.
Don’t throw in the towel! Every business needs a regroup every once in a while. Actually, I highly recommend that you PLAN to regroup every week, every month, every quarter and every year. You need this time to think, re-energize and make sure you are continuing to steer your ship to the correct destination. It is just so easy to get off track.
Every moment, of every day leaves an opportunity to select the task that will move you forward towards your vision and the one that will derail you. How can you know that you are continuing to strive for forward motion in the right direction?
VISION. It is part of your name, your make-up. Just doing this ONE THING can make an enormous difference. Continue to envision your destination every day. See yourself and feel yourself being successful. You could see yourself swimming in pools of money but my guess that is not what makes you the Visionary Entrepreneur that you are. See yourself serving others and them happily receiving what you provide. See the results of the work or product that you provide. See that “world peace”, “clean water”, “spiritually fullfillment”, “happy family”, “financial security” that you are creating for yourself and others.
ENTREPRENEUR. Decide what you are going to risk, put into the pot, to make this Vision a reality. What steps will you take TODAY to bring your vision into the now?
Now, share your vision and your step with me! I would love to hear AND you will be solidifying what you are creating by writing it down.
Would you like to share your vision with me in person? Let’s talk! I would love to hear about all that you are doing. Click here to schedule a time to talk.
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!