Have you ever thought about growing your business to new levels but you’re not sure where to begin or how to do it? This month we’re going to fill in the blanks, and it all begins with knowing what you really want.
Look At The Lifestyle, Not Just The Results
Have you ever heard someone say, ” I wish I had…….” or “I wish I could…….” Most people like to wish rather than take action. Sometimes they do it because they are lazy and don’t want to do what it takes to have something better than what they have now. But, often the problem isn’t lazieness. It’s that they haven’t given any thought to what THEY really want.
It’s easy to look at someone else’s lifestyle and wish for a moment that their lifestyle was your lifestyle. But often, someone else’s lifestyle isn’t really what you want. You want their level of income, or success, or credibility, but these things are not a lifestyle in and of themselves. Rather, they are the result of a lifestyle – usually one of dedication and hard work.
What Are You Focused On?
Society today is obsessed with celebrities. We want what they have – the looks, the clothes, the house, the parties, the fun. But, these people are some of the hardest working people on the planet. Most of them put in very long hours, and some of them will spend days, weeks or months away from home and their families. That is the reality of their lifestyle which the public never sees and never thinks about. These people know what they want, and because of that, they are dedicated to what they do.
What about you? Do you really know what you want, or are you just taking things one day at a time, going wherever the moment takes you? If you’re new to booklets, you probably haven’t thought about what lies beyond your first title. And if you’ve been in the business for a while, you’re probably focused on your current project. It’s time to look ahead and think about what you really, really want.
How To Figure Out What You Want
So, where do you begin? Start by thinking about where you would like to see your business and yourself a year from now. Then, move to five years, ten years and twenty years. Do you want a small business that you can continue to run from home? Do you want a large, corporate type publishing company? What kind of money would you like to be making from your booklets a year from now? In five years? Ten? What kinds of customers will you attract? Will they be corporate clients who buy from you in mass quantities? Or will they be devoted fans who enjoy reading everything you publish? And will you continue to only write booklets, or will you expand into other areas such as speaking and teaching?
Give some serious thought to your future today and what you REALLY want. Imagine having what you think you want. For example, if your goal is to build a corporate company and deal with corporate clients, imagine that is what you have. Think about what your role in the company would be, and who you would deal with on a daily basis. Think about going to that office every day. It might make you feel excited, or it might make you feel exhausted. Either way, you’ll gain some insight as to whether or not that lifestyle suits you and your business.
Cars, clothes, houses and money are NOT the lifestyle. They are the results of alot of hard work and dedication. That is the lifestyle. But, if you’re happy with the work you’re doing and you enjoy it, you’ll be dedicated to it.
Take some time today to think about what you really want for yourself and your business in the future, and in my next post I’ll tell you the ONE thing you must do to get the results you want!
To your riches!
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