This is a guest post by Michaelangelo Flores.
The First Step To Getting What You Want Is Knowing What You Want – Why An Entrepreneur Must Be Totally Clear Of Their Vision
You’ve probably heard a lot of stories from well-established Entrepreneurs in the world who have failed multiple times in many businesses before they succeeded.
This is actually typical. A lot of business owners love to start businesses right off the bat which may be a very audacious and courageous thing – but not necessarily the smartest or most efficient.
There are people out there that just start companies for the wrong reasons and often lose sight of their vision – hence they quit or pull out as soon as things get tough.
I was like this for a certain time in the beginning. Not knowing what I really wanted to do, where I wanted to go or what I was willing to do about it.
So what happened then?
I started multiple businesses, multiple projects, got burnt out and failed at almost all of them.
All because of lack of clarity.
Knowing What You Want Isn’t Enough – The True Entrepreneur’s Vision
Not knowing what you want is actually a lot bigger curse than not knowing how to get it. I’ve seen people start brick and mortar businesses because they wanted to get rich and have a fabulous lifestyle tomorrow only to be in even more debt two years later.
There are also people who started cafes and restaurants because they just want to make money even though they didn’t necessarily have the passion for it.
There were also people who suffered the complete opposite. They had a passion for starting a business but they didn’t get the lifestyle they wanted more of.
There are also those people who say they want to have a rich and free entrepreneur lifestyle but they are grinding it out 8-10 hours a day just doing the work they would rather pay someone else to do.
I could throw at you another dozen examples that are similar to this but it all comes down to a lack of clarity.
Here are the common symptoms:
The S.O.S (Shiny Object Syndrome)
This is probably the most common in most start-up entrepreneurs. They see one idea that appeals to them and get excited about it. Then the next best thing comes along and they jump at that. Then another thing comes along and next thing you know, you’re just running around like a dog trying to chase a flea caught in its tail not realizing that you’re running in circles over and over again.
This happened to me too back when I got online a while back. I jumped from product-launch to product-launch and jumped from guru to guru thinking that the next deal was the hottest thing, without taking much action or finishing what I started after buying the last training product.
I went broke as a result.
Acting Like A Wimp When Things Go Wrong
Not everyone suffers from this, but even the most experienced entrepreneurs do display this trait if they lack clarity in their vision. This mainly happens if you really don’t feel strongly about what you’re doing, which is the mental toughness that an entrepreneur needs when a challenging situation arises.
Why does this happen? A lack of clarity.
If your intention is not clear, then you will find reasons why it’s better to pull out than keep going.
Thankfully, I didn’t suffer this too much but I’ve seen a lot of my entrepreneur buddies suffer and act like children when one little thing goes wrong in their business and make excuses.
Lack of Faith Or Low Self –Esteem And Belief Level
Believe it or not, this is directly tied in with the productivity of an entrepreneur. If there is not faith or belief level in your vision, then you won’t work very hard now would you? (Of course, there can’t be any faith on a vision that isn’t even there)
I suffered from this one too. Because I wasn’t clear on what my intention really ways, the faith in all my projects just wasn’t as strong, so the PRODUCTIVITY suffered.
That’s the thing with people. If they don’t believe something will work, then they don’t work very hard.
Thankfully there’s a simple formula to solve this but none of it will matter if you don’t have an absolute crystal clear intention to the point that you can smell and taste what it is you want and you can describe it to a 4 year old and they will understand it perfectly.
I’m not sure if it was Tony Robbins that made this up but I don’t want to get my referencing wrong. But the formula is basically; ‘BELIEF creates ACTION. ACTION creates MOMENTUM. MOMENTUM creates RESULTS. And RESULTS creates MORE BELIEF’
Simple, isn’t it?
How to Gain Clarity In Your Vision As An Entrepreneur Without The Guesswork And Nonsense
Contrary to what a lot of people might assume, having a clear vision isn’t just about knowing exactly what you want.
Of course, it IS still very important to KNOW what it is EXACTLY what you want and WHY you want it. It’s even more important to write it down, visualize it and even read it out loud to yourself.
The more important thing to keep in mind is WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO DO to get what you want.
WHAT are you willing to sacrifice in order to achieve what it is you’re willing to achieve?
WHAT price are you willing to pay to live the dream you’ve always longed for?
I’ve spoken to a lot of so-called entrepreneurs who know exactly the amount of money they want and what they would do with the money. But they rarely speak of what they would actually DO and who they are willing to BE to achieve whatever target it is.
Remember, even Snoop Dogg titled one of his albums ‘Paid Tha COST To Be Da BOSS’
Once you know what you want AND what you’re willing to do to get it, you’re pretty much well equipped for any obstacle you face as well as being immune to the symptoms listed above.
Now all you need is strategy, and that part’s easy.
Remember – Success is 80% PSYCHOLOGY and 20% STRATEGY!
Michaelangelo Flores is the most resilient, most flamboyant, most charismatic online entrepreneur today who also enjoys building a business and having a great lifestyle at the same time. He loves to help average people who have never tasted the slightest bit of success finally make the money they truly deserve online. Click this link or visit Michael’s blog to get the latest insights on the cutting edge strategies that not even the gurus will want to share with you!