The most successful people in the world will tell you that you have to envision what your business is going to look like, ‘starting with the end in mind.’ You must know exactly how it will run and operate before you even start to build it! Steve Covey author of 7 habits of highly effective people says, “BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND; Habit 2 is based on imagination–the ability to envision in your mind what you cannot at present see with your eyes. It is based on the principle that all things are created twice. There is a mental (first) creation, and a physical (second) creation. The physical creation follows the mental, just as a building follows a blueprint. If you don’t make a conscious effort to visualize who you are and what you want in life, then you empower other people and circumstances to shape you and your life by default. It’s about connecting again with your own uniqueness and then defining the personal, moral, and ethical guidelines within which you can most happily express and fulfill yourself. Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen.”
Just as you can envision what your business is going to look like, you must also be willing to do this on a subjective level, in other words, make it an inside job! When you’re starting a new venture; your mentality, the way you carry yourself and communicate with others needs to be clear of all uncertainty, self doubt and lack of confidence. Who will you be when you’ve finally made it? How will you give back? How will you help others? What will you finally have the time to do?
Close your eyes and think about those things! Its okay, I’ll wait.
(Stop reading here and envision)
Welcome back! Did you envision yourself in a confident state of mind? You probably envisioned ultimate success and saw how you would carry yourself. You were calm, cool and collected. There was no evidence that you were once scared, barely making it and or desperate. Your over selling days were over-right? Were you making business decisions or sales based on lack or abundance?
We’ve all heard fake it till you make it, but this is deeper then that. There is a psychological level that is neglected and un-nurtured. You are your biggest product and once you understand that people buy you, you will be able to implement the change that needs to be done internally. Power is not what can be done outwardly, what can be gained outwardly nor who it can influence outwardly; when you have mastered power inwardly then you will be able to reap the benefits of internal power manifestation. Your whole dynamic will change and people will start to notice.
Now, forget everything you feel about yourself right now! And start becoming the already successful future you. Let go of fear, uncertainty and grow your confidence. Be brave and unordinary. Anyone can be a self made anyone as long as they are bold enough to be empowered by their future self. Give back now. Help others now, make time to do the things you love now and build something bigger then you; by giving yourself the authority to do so.
As seen in TheRogueEntrepreneur.com