Remember when you started your business?
You wrote your business plan (or more likely talked incessantly about the ideas that were running around in your head at the time!), thought about your future and how much money you wanted to make, because financial freedom features high on the list of initial motivations for starting a business.
In fact, your ability to control your own destiny, spend money wisely, and make as much money as you want in your business may even set you free, as long as you plan for it.
Now, it’s time to sit down, review your current business plan, and seriously consider where will you be in 5 years and are you on track? You may be wondering, “why 5 years?”. Because, it’s a just a few years away, and you’re getting older, your kids are growing up! And, now, it’s important to add… “what do I want my kids to remember about me?”
Will they remember the school plays you missed and times you weren’t there …or are you planning to spend enough time with them over the next few years? Because, each day is precious, and once it’s gone.. it’s gone forever, and you can only create more time for the important stuff if you work on your business (as well as in your business) Watch out for these early warning signs that you’re spending too much time working in your business …
- You’re busy working long hours and you seem to be standing still
- You have tasks left on your to do list every day
- You’re losing existing clients faster than you’re gaining new ones
- You’re sweating to make payroll (or pay your bills) every month
Maybe, it’s time for you to do something different for a even a few minutes…
(This bit may seem a bit cerebral, but don’t worry, it’s simply the first step to hone in to the specific practical action steps you need to take to get back on track, which are coming over the next month).
Experiment with this simple exercise
Take a few moments to … Create Your Business Vision
Imagine Summer in 5 years time and see you’re on track as you know you can choose when you want to exit or retire, notice your profits are up, your costs are down, you’re working less hours and you have peace of mind because you know you made the right decisions.
Make sure that you include your partner, your children, your extended family, your clients, (in fact everyone you care about)…
Write your Business Vision down!
If your vision is not completely clear yet, practice imagining your future for 10 minutes when you wake up every morning, and we will revisit this exercise in a month… because your imagination is very powerful, that’s why you need to Start Planning Now …
I’ll help you create your success plan, with regular in depth articles covering the main areas you can improve, giving specific action steps (for you to take) …
- Set a crystal clear direction for your business and create a practical plan for the next 90 days
- 5 Strategies to help you make the most of your time
- 3 critical decisions on delivering on your promises to your clients consistently
- 5 steps to make enough to exit or retire when you choose
Because, I can’t do it for you, but I’m sure, with the right information, you will make the right choices for you and your family and take action to create a 90 day plan and organise your business for results… and you are not alone, because I’m laying out specific action steps you can take each day to move you towards the wealthy future you richly deserve and make your children proud of you …