What do you really want from your business?
Every working day, I help people answer that question. I then help them build the business they have always wanted. Today, I’m going to share a part of the process with you. I’m also going to share my own personal story with you.
A great way to start, is to answer some ‘ideal world’ questions. This will show you what you really want to achieve, professionally and personally. It provides you with clarity. And clarity is essential if you want to map out what your ideal business will look like.
For example: In an ideal world…
- How many hours would you work each week?
- How much would you earn?
- What type of clients would you work with?
- What type of home would you live in?
- Where would you live?
- What school would your children or grandchildren attend?
- How many weeks would you spend travelling the world each year?
- Which charities or causes would you support?
When working on this with clients, I sculpt the questions around what matters most to them. So, feel free to add your own questions to that list.
What type of business supports YOUR ideal lifestyle?
It’s important to understand the unbreakable connection between your business and your lifestyle or quality of life.
- Your business determines how many hours you have available to spend with those you love.
- Your business determines how much money you have and thus the choices that are open to you.
- Your business determines where you live, both in location and the type of home you can afford.
- Your business always has a direct impact on your stress levels and therefore your health.
Now, take a fresh look at your current business. Is it providing you with everything on your list?
If not, change your direction.
How it worked for me
Will this process set you on the right path, to live an exceptional lifestyle and grow a great business?
Yes! So long as you do it correctly, with the right support from someone who’s already achieved it.
I went through this process myself and created my ideal business. Here’s a VERY brief overview of some of the things I needed to change and how I did it:
I made the decision 12 years ago, when my wife became pregnant, that I wanted to be there for her and our child. No more crazy hours. No more travelling around the country working. This meant completely changing my business model, which consisted of endless travel and minimum 12 hour work days.
So, I took my business and made it 100% digital. I stayed in the same profession. I used the same skills. I simply created a proven strategy, which allowed me to work in a far more effective, enjoyable and rewarding way.
I moved all my face-to-face client work to teleconferencing and video conferencing. I did the same for all of my meetings. I set boundaries on how many hours I would work and when those hours would be. So, I’ve been around every morning to have breakfast with my family and also every evening for dinner.
Pretty much everyone told me that none of that could be done. Not only were they wrong, I soon started earning more money than ever before. That’s because I was now able to work with clients worldwide. From my home in a beautiful, small rural village, I work with clients all over the USA, Europe and Australia. And they all benefit from the same service and the same reduced fees, as I have almost zero overheads and pass the savings on to my clients. Win win.
All this was only possible, by mapping out my ideal business and creating a strategy that would support what’s most important to me.
And today I get to help other business owners do the same.
I help my clients get clear on what they want to achieve, then show them how to make the improvements required. For the past 12 years, I’ve shown business owners, step-by-step, exactly what to do to escape the limitations of their current business, so they too can build a great business and live the life they deserve. A life that lets them enjoy financial security. A life that inspires and energizes them.
Hard work alone is not the key to success. If it was, our grandparents would all have been millionaires.
Working long hours is not the key to success either. If you row your boat in the wrong direction, the longer you’re rowing, the further off course you will end up.
If you’d like me to show you exactly what to do, read this. I look forward to hearing from you.