Congratulations! You are having success. Things are starting to look positive. It is time to celebrate right? WRONG! If you have figured out some steps to success so has your competition. In many cases they have been monitoring you. Watching you do the heavy lifting so they can use your model. What are you going to do to keep your advantage?
Does your vision paint a picture that people can see and follow? Does your vision lead to action? How do you know? Do you know why your employees work for you or your customers do business with you? Most people will tell me it’s because of what they do and how they do it. Rarely do they tell me why? What you do and how you do it are not as important as why. Your why is your vision. Your way paints a picture and leads employees and customers to want to do business with you.
Are your results not what you expected or even hoped for? Have you made adjustments to your strategy, but things just aren’t working? Your results tell you something has to change soon, but what? I talk to so many people who are in this situation, yet they hesitate to act. Why? Are you waiting to see what the latest "expert" says is the best practice? Good luck with that. There is a new self-proclaimed expert every week. Are you waiting to see next month’s reports? If you don’t take any action, what is going to be different next month? Are you just confused and afraid if you take action things may get worse? How much worse can they get?
Imagination versus intelligence! Which is more important? Is this a chicken or the egg argument where no one wins? OK, let’s look into this.
As someone who interacts directly with over 50 Angel and Private Investors, I am going to share some information with you.
I speak to so many people that once had a dream or a vision but lacked the courage to face their fears and take action. They just settled.