I Have A Dream
So, today is Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday that celebrates the life and achievements of the American civil rights leader. His most famous address, “I Have A Dream” speech, was not part of his prepared speech but was improvised thanks to a prompt cry from a member of the crowd: “Tell them about the dream, Martin.”
You may recall my recent blog (see The Pink Mini) where I asked: “what do you want?” which always stumps/confuses business owners. It is not about your drawings/earnings from your business, it’s what do YOU want to have, want to do, want to be in 2016 that the big round number should provide for?
So, it seems fitting to repeat my message and ask you to think about 2016 YOU as a business owner and individual…
may want to achieve certain things
may want to purchase certain things
may want to go to certain places
may want to become skilled at new things
may want to move location
may want to save for the future etc.
Without the understanding and clarity of what these things, places and skills are, there is little chance of you achieving them. However, if the list above was clear, time-bound and costed then YOU know exactly what your business needs to pay you and when. Now this is clear you can then develop a clear plan for its achievement.
Imagine having the following:
I want to do ……
I want to have ……
I want to become…
To achieve this, I will need to earn x by y and to do that I here is my plan ….
Now all I need to do is execute it.
How would that make you feel and what do you think the chances are you would achieve most if not all of it?
Good luck for 2016 as if you have not approached it this way, luck may be your best strategy.