Bringing everything into focus
So remember yesterday when Igave then analogies of driving home after quitting your job. You had a focus or purpose; it was to go home to your family. So what is the purpose of Starting you own business.
Ok Now answer this >>>>>> is it a goal or desire to have your own business. What is the difference?
A goal is something you can accomplish on your own. You make the effort, plans and decisions to see the final result.
A desire is the end result with the help of others in conjunction with your goal.
Example: a marriage. Many people when they get married have a goal to have a long lasting marriage. Can you do this by your self? NO! you need the help of your spouse. However being a good wife or husband is a goal. You have control of that part of the marriage which in turn gets you to the desire.
PUT YOUR IDEAS GOALS AND DESIRES INTO FOCUS,
( before you begin to work on your business plan)
What is your desire?
What Is your Goals?
Where do you want to be in 1 year?
5 years and 10 years?
Take some time to really think this thru. Take it from me I did this all backwards and recreating your business focus after 10 years is a real pain in the a@#.
My desire is to have a successful business consulting firm, specializing in QuickBooks reorganization /forensic research, and accounting back office procedures.
My goal is to secure the education needed. Getting my Enrolled agent license and business certifications to achieve the above desire.
WHAT IS YOUR OVERALL PURPOSE
As with your personal life your business life has 8 areas in which success is determined. Many people just jump into the meat of the business and forget the foundations And Foundations is the strong hold of everything. Would you step on a deck that had a pour foundation? How a bout a relationship with no secure foundation. or go to the top of a building that you knew the foundation was week.
So if the answer is no to these questions, why would you start a business with a weak foundation:
I bet you are saying to your self what is she talking about. I thought we are starting a business not self improvement.
Let me tell you from experience Starting and running a business is YOU……You have to figure out how ever aspect of your life will come into play with your business goals and desires.
Now take a good look at the list above. Take 8 pieces of paper and make two columns on each. Lable one personal and the other column Business.
Make a short statement for each category.
I will explain later this exercise.
Do it Trust me you will see the benefits very soon.