When you start a business, your verve can be diminished by any number of factors; feeling overwhelmed by all the tasks to complete, sales seeming a long way away, isolation of starting up.
And if you are growing an existing business, your motivation can falter by feeling stale, tired of doing the same old thing with seemingly limited results.
After more than a decade of running my own business, I have found the most effective way to keep my zest and verve in my business is to be crystal clear on what I want to achieve – beyond the numbers.
As I sit down to create my business plans, before I reach for a calendar or calculator, I take a moment to pause, and ponder.
I then ask myself “what three words describe what I want this year?”.
Writing what ever words come into my mind, I imagine what it would be like to achieve them. Some words work, some don’t and some need a tweak or two.
With more pause for thought, then, volia! I have them, the three words that represent the outcome of the next 12 months.
My three words this tear are;
Joy – this relates to loving what I do, being happy doing it, and working with fab people
Prosperity – achieving my business plan targets, prosperous and giving in relationships, and sharing the prosperity with my clients and all I connect with
Go To Global Expert – being seen as the Go To for anyone wanting to leave their jobs and start up their own business
The beauty of these three little words, is that when ever I am faced with a decision, I glance over to my words – stuck on my wall in big, bold letters – and ask, ‘will this help me or hinder me in achieving my words?’
Quickly I then know what to do.
When experiencing faltering motivation, I also glance over again at the words, and in their pithy, succinct way, they are a potent reminder of all I want to create.
I would love you to create your three words that best represent what you want to achieve in 2015.
Share them below in the comment space – it will help to bring them to life even more!