What makes a visionary create incredible things? What makes a person set out to build a home based business to turn their passion into an income or grow a small businesses into one that becomes incredibly lucrative and supports entire teams?
I have found there are two approaches to being successful and turning your business ideas into reality, and these two approaches need to come together if you want to succeed.
Believe to See
Before you can turn any idea into something that makes a profit, you need to believe in it. You need to have the passion, ambition and drive it takes to make the business work, and that all starts with believing in an idea and believing in yourself.
As you start to picture your “perfect business” and the ideal work-life balance, you begin to believe in a vision of what your life could be like. You can see it being played out and imagine how your life will be different.
In many cases, this involves identifying your “why,” or the driving force that spurs you to pursue your business in the first place. Knowing why you want to start a business or begin a network marketing career can help you picture the end result.
For example, if your “why” is to have ultimate freedom of money, you need to believe that that kind of freedom is possible, and that you have the power to make it happen.
The key moment comes when these beliefs all lead up to being able to see how to make your business work for you. When you believe in your vision, in the life you could have as a business owner and a lifestyle that helps you achieve your “why,” you will start to see this reality take shape.
This will require a good business idea, strategic planning, hard work, and dedication, but a business that allows you to earn more while working less all starts with belief in your vision.
See then Believe
“Believing to see” leads to “seeing and then believing.” As your business begins to take shape and you start to see how your vision is becoming a reality, you will believe in your vision even more.
Your ideas and goals will become more real, as you get a taste of what it is like to make your business successful. I’ve seen many business leaders who see success before others can. This glimpse gives them the energy and drive they need to make their business even more successful, even as things are still taking shape.
When I decided to go into business for myself, I saw a vision of what my life could be like once my business was successful. I made a strategic decision to take my business profits and re-invest it into income properties. Now I have multiple income streams from my business and from my real estate properties. My husband and I now have the time to do what we want, are mortgage free and are living the freedom lifestyle.
This kind of foresight is contagious, and as you bring your vision, passion and determination to your team, others will catch your vision and see what you see, helping your business become more successful.
The Seeing and Believing Cycle
At the end of the day, both of these theories work hand in hand and form a cycle of action. Whether you start by believing and then seeing or you see your vision and then believe in your success, you will need to both see and believe in your business ideas to be an effective business leader.
Part of this cycle of seeing and believing is creating a strategic business plan that helps you effectively make your business ideas come to fruition and become lucrative.
I help businesses create individualized plans for making ideas a reality and meeting goals that lead to success. Contact me if you’re interested in learning how to do this at your business.