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Building a Plan
As we work towards making any of our business dreams come true we have to think about tackling a business plan. I have been through a few business classes and guys…..when I hear business plan my head spins. So much technical information. But let’s break this down and make it MUCH simpler. If you still want to do a traditional business plan, this is not the place to find that coaching, but I will still encourage you to do so. I just also encourage you to NOT WAIT to get things rolling with your dreams until the plan is complete. Start now! This goes for both the traditional business plan and this more “contemporary” version.
Think of the plan as a wedding cake, a home or even a pyramid. All these things need a great foundation. With out a great foundation the cake would fall over, the pyramid wouldn’t stand, and the home would crumble. Each section is a tier, based of the larger base and foundation below it. And with intricate pieces that hold everything together. But building this does not need to be a scary thing, nor overwhelming.
Through the next few weeks lets work through the 4 layers together. These are:
Layer 1- Build your foundation
Layer 2- Make it Yours
Layer 3- Up and Running
Layer 4- Put yourself out there
Today’s focus will be on Layer 1- Building your foundation. Some of the pieces that go into this are
Discover your Why
Discover your Dream
Discover your vision
Discover your mission statement
Set your goals
When you look at this list, which areas do you need help? Which areas do you feel you have down? Maybe you need help with it all. That is ok! That is what this is for! So let’s do this.
Your WHY MATTERS
If you have been trying to build any kind of business for any amount of time you will know that the current “trend” is to have a “why that makes you cry”…..well guess what? I DON’T have a why that makes me cry. But guess what….THAT IS OK! Do you feel some relief? I am sure some of you do!
A WHY is what gives meaning to your work. When you understand and know exactly why you do what you are doing your actions will then have a deeper level of satisfaction. And a deeper level of purpose.
We are designed for having meaning in our work. Having a meaningful job, a meaningful dream, a meaningful business all leads back to having motivation. If there is no meaning in what you are doing….you won’t be motivated to do it. It is as simple as that. We want what we do daily to count for something. To make a difference in the world no matter how big or small that is.
And guess what?! You don’t have to choose between being paid and having a passion. You can have both. And you should strive to have both.
Your Why also affects HOW you do your work or HOW you get to your dream
-Your Why will keep you going even when times get hard
-Your Brain knows your why. It just might not be fully apparent to you YET
And remember this. People do not buy your product, service or opportunity. They don’t buy what you do….they buy WHY you do it. If your WHY and who you are resonates with them, they will buy your “thing”
Answer some of these questions to find your why. Be HONEST and RAW with yourself. You don’t have to show these to anyone. I encourage you to share them with someone who will help keep you accountable. But please don’t feel that you must.
This is a fundamental step in building your business plan. That is why it is the first segment. So here are the questions to go through to define your why:
Why does this business/dream/passion matter to you?
Why THIS specific business/dream/passion?
What excites you about it?
Now after you answer these. Take a few moments and write out your why!
Here is my why! And I share this with you to hopefully help relate with some of you and show you it isn’t as scary as it may seem:
“I want to impact others by showing them and coaching them on making their dreams a reality. To become financially free and doing it on MY TERMS. Seeing lives changed by dreams being accomplished. This will also lead to more time freedom and the ability to give more financially!”
I would LOVE to hear your why when you take the time to discover it. Please feel free to always share! Now go make a difference in your lives and those around you!