4.) Envision where you are going then realize what your don't need to get there
The time for you to move into your vision is NOW. In order to understand what is needed to fulfil your vision, you must understand the end from the beginning. Oftentimes we allow things and/or people to keep up from going where we are going. Once you understand where you are going, it is vital that you analyze not only what you need to get there, but also what you do NOT need to get there.
This begins by evaluation, look at thing things and people in your life, and examine whether its moving your closer to or further away from your dream. While it is not easy to hear, but the journey to being an entrepreneur can be a lonely one. Eliminations are vital. While everything will not be prefect, it is important to limit the things that are distractions towards your vision. Tell yourself where you want to be, determine what is limiting you from getting there, and then begin working on building your end goal.
Surround yourself with what and who will help you, not harm you. Its often hard to accept but certain people and certain mindsets can't go where you are going, and guess what? Thats OK! Be willing to leave some things, stop loading things on board with your vision that are only going to weigh you down or delay your arrival, Examine your vision, determine limitations, eliminate setbacks, and MOVE forward.
5.) present a solution, not a problem
When you are looking to attract a customer or sell a product, the first thing you want to do is limit confusion. Most of that can be done in the building phase, When you examine your vision, when you determine your why, they ask yourself HOW? How can I help someone? What can I do to solve their problem? Then begin working towards that!
Map out the steps needed to get from the idea, to the vision. Think about your ideal audience member and/or customer, put yourself in their shoes and ask yourself, how can I eliminate problems and bring solutions. Determine how you can be an answer to someone's problem. When you present a solution and your prove that solution, your audience will find a trust in you, allowing more opportunities in your business.
6.) don't sit in a place of movement
This is a big one! You see, the world is moving! And whether or not you realize it, there are more people now than every building their businesses and/or brands. The harsh reality is that the more you sit when people all around are moving, the more you are limiting not only yourself but your potential audience. Stop sitting and start moving!
The reality people do not want to accept is that what you do not do, someone else will! Don't think for a second that no one else does not have the same idea as you because I guarantee you, they do. When you are sitting and not moving, you are allowing someone else the opportunity to move into the vision that you have.
Remember the more you sit the more you are not only limiting yourself, but you are also limiting your potential audience. If you have an idea, you need to move NOW, because the world is moving and time waits for NO ONE. Start that blog, start that business, start that vision inside of you. Be selfish, and do not allow anyone or anything to limit you!
You have potential, you have opportunity but you have to first realize that building your vision starts with YOU. Become your own CEO, don't allow others, including yourself to limit you, recognize where you are going and what you need to do to get there. Your audience is waiting on you, your vision is waiting on you. Start building and stop siting, your vision belongs to you!
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Until next time,
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Wow can you believe its already 2018! Time is flying by! As I sit and reflect on this past year, the memories, the good times and the bad, i realize that I learned so many lessons that are helping create me into the woman I am today. Join me as I share the top 3 lessons I learned over those 365 day:
1.) the future is now!
The mindset that I had at the beginning of 2017 and the mindset that I have at the end are totally different. When I started the year I didn't realize that each decision I make affected not only my present but also my future. In the months leading up to 2018, my mindset on my decisions have changed.
I have learned that the decisions I make now not only effect me but the entire generation to come after me. What I do now its not just for me, its for my children and my children's children. Learning and realizing this helped me to really begin to examine every decision I make with the end result in mind. I've learned that what I do NOW determines my FUTURE. And the same goes for you. What are you doing right now that is shaping your future? Are your plans limiting or benefiting? What YOU do now shapes your future!
Whatever goal you have, work towards it now! Research, develop a plan and take action! Don't just sit and say well maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, maybe next year. Don't put off to tomorrow what you can do today! Work for your future and remember your future starts now!
Which brings me to number 2:
2.) its okay to say no!
Saying no, is one of the biggest hurdles I have had to overcome in my journey and some days I do still fall short. Learning to say no has allowed me to make decisions that better invest into my future and the future of my family.
For every no I say to a person or to a thing, is another yes that I am saying to me. In 2017 I learned that selfishly I came first, and that was okay. I learned that we can spend so much time investing into someone else's goals and visions that we forget about our own.
While saying no can be hard, saying no is the best thing I learned to do. Have you every said yes and then had that pit in your stomach, constantly asking yourself why didn't I say no? Only to later turn around and say no anyways? Me too!! Amanda Bucci said it best: "Learn how to say no first and figure out a way to say yes IF it makes sense, Not the other way around".
Saying no allows you to be in control of what and who you are investing into, and one thing I know for sure is you better invest wisely.
In 2018 learn to live SELFISHLY! Put your personal investments (time, energy, and money) into something or someone that can help benefit you for your future, not the other way around!
3.) Learn to invest into you!
Funny how the first two lessons lead right into this one but ah was this a big one for me. Learning to manage and value MY time was so important to me. I had invested my time and energy into a lot of people and a lot of things. As the months in 2017 changed, so did I. I started gain a different mindset about things and life. As my mindset changed and I evolved, I noticed that people drifted, and those things I gave my attention to were no longer as important to me.
What gained main focus in my life, was building a life now that I would thank myself for later. And that started with investing into me. What did I want to do? What did I want to build? Who do I want to help? How do I want to help create a change? The more I examined these questions, the more I realized I needed to simply take the first step.
For you reading this, be wise in your investments! Learn to invest into you first, so that you in turn can invest into others.
2017 taught me a lot and I am so excited to take them into 2018, and to build more for the future. Thanks for reading!
P.S-I want to hear from you! Share one important lesson 2017 taught you! Lets chat below: