Most women business owners open a business with one goal in mind…
Often following a traditional path or routine, much like what we’ve been previously exposed to.
Then find themselves just working, hitting some high points along the way, or taking years upon years to reach a point of comfort and fulfillment.
This is often the case because there is no defined VISION.
A vision is a clear picture or perspective of future achievement, outlook, or position.
Vision was that thing that got me over the hump and through life interruptions…that were different from what I had originally planned.
A well-known Proverb says,
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he?
Vision becomes part of your personal laws.
Here is my take on that Proverb.
A vision gives you things to map out and plan. A guide. Something to measure choices and decisions by.
Here are a few benefits of having a vision:
Focus- The center of interest or activity!
When operating a business or any project, group, even a family, if there is a vision, you have a focal point that helps to make sure you meet your goals needed to carry out the desired results. Without it, you may find yourself all over the place, just trying stuff, choosing prematurely, making quick rash decisions that are a waste of time and can also be costly.
#2 a Vision develops organization.
Organization-an organized body of people with a particular purpose, especially a business, society, association, etc. When you have a vision, you also have a vision for who can help you bring it to past. Be it staff, clients, the right Coach / Mentor and the proper relationships that need to be formed to support them.
Boy, does VISION bring organization! There is nothing like trying to lead or support a group of people who are scattered and uncertain about where they fit, or how to get the job done. Without organization, a team may have a tendency to do their own thing, which may not always benefit the business.
When there is no vision, connecting with people not in alignment is almost inevitable.
When the leader has a clear vision it leads to organization!
VIsion sparks Growth
Growth- the process of increasing in size, be it emotionally, spiritually, or tangible
One thing most women in business know when they open is that they want to grow. The big question is
- HOW will you do that?
- Have you thought of the specific steps you will do to support, assure and measure the steps of growth you want for your company and your life?
- Not every opportunity or move will bring harmony to both areas of your life and business? This is why it’s so important to get clear on what you truly desire. Don’t make your goals based on what others are doing. So many end up trying to attain goals that are not their own and regret it.
- Give yourself permission to rock out in your unique vision for your life and business.
Nothing like working hard, exerting all your time and energy then later finding out that you are nowhere near where you want to be and it doesn’t align with what you truly desire and your unique purpose or calling.
A clear vision grows in a way that’s measurable, offering the opportunity to tweak, shift, or change when needed to assure it stays in alignment with what you truly desire and need!
- What is your idea for growth?
- What are you planning to do in your business next?
- How will it impact or align with your Vision for your life and business?
Vision offers Fulfillment
Fulfillment-satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing one’s abilities or character.
When I say obtaining your vision will build character, I really mean that!
The process of achieving a vision develops character and discipline that blesses your entire life. It will require you to personally develop to reach your vision. A vision is often a lot further out from where you are now and will often cause you to stretch your potential. The result internally is fulfillment! You feel absolutely great when accomplishing purpose-driven goals.
A Vision gives you Purpose
Purpose- the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
- Do you know your why?
- Do you know why you want to be a successful entrepreneur, why your company exists, what you desire for your life?
- What is the purpose for your business?
When you get clear on the answer to that question everything in your business and life will shift if you align with it.
Finding clarity on your vision will help to answer this question!
Without it, you rarely gain the inspiration you need to make IT happen.
As a matter of fact, you will not know what your IT is that needs to happen!
A clear vision gives your business a Bigger Purpose!
Vision creates Simplicity
Because a vision causes you to know where you are headed there aren’tt as many distractions. ( at least not ones you allow)
You are connected only to those things, places, people and actions that add to achieving your vision and desired results. This simplifies life.
Trying this, and trying that can lead to frustration and sometimes giving up. Simply because the difficulty of choosing from so many options, or flying by the seat of your pants can leave you scratching your head and feeling overwhelmed. A vision simplifies the options and choices and makes taking action much simpler. A vision brings simplicity!
Most of the topics or results of having a vision I’ve shared are really what people are in pursuit of in life.
Vision is the thing that really helped me GET MY LIFE. I was able to overcome during hard situations, make better choices and keep going when most would have quit. Having a vision and strategically walking it out defines life in the most simplifying way.
Do you have a vision? (For your life and business)
If you answered no, or you aren’t clear, feel free to schedule some complimentary time on my calendar to gain clarity bit.ly/yourclarity
In the meantime: focus on or find resources that are going to bring you clarity so you can simplify your processes and increase your profits and fulfillment!
From My Experience to yours,
Growth Strategist, Business Coach and Mentor