I want you to think back, when you started your business, what was your Dream?
Are you living it? Has your dream expanded? Are you way off your original dream? Have you lost your dream a long the way?
When God called Esra to build the temple it started with a dream and then building the foundation. As with him I learnt over the years that to achieve our Dream we need to build a strong foundation first, and to be able to build this foundation we need to plan we need skill’s, we need people with other specific skills to help us, we need to build a client base and to get all this in place and building a solid foundation takes time. Esra took 25 years to build the Temple's foundation. Our time is not God's time.
While we are building our Business foundation, we are also building on our character, self-mastering crucial personal characteristics a entrepreneur and business owner needs to be successful and stay successful like:
I found there are three actions you need to self master, that will contribute to the success in your Business. Usually we already do one of these actions because it is part of our personality but if you are not already doing it, it is something you can learn and self master:
A business is like participating in a sport such as running. It starts with a passion then a Dream. However you do not set you to achieve a marathon right away. You are taught to build your endurance by running shorter distances and adding the miles on slowly. Building physical strength is only one part of this strategy; it also builds mental endurance, your skill’s.
To reach your dream you set achievable, realistic goals you are more likely to accomplish what you set out to do.
Goal setting is one of the most important activities you can do in your business, regardless of how old your business is, where you are located, how profitable it is, or what you sell or service you provide.
Goals help you stay focused and they can prevent your business from becoming stagnant.
Your business goals keep you moving forward and set the stage for ongoing success.
Although we often think of goal setting as something we do at the start of every year, the truth is that it is extremely important to work on your business goals all year long. You should be setting goals multiple times each year, tracking your progress, and refining the strategies you are following in order to achieve your goals on an ongoing basis.
I also realized over the years that the common denominator of all businesses is that we are there to serve, we serve our clients, our suppliers, our colleagues, our family.
So building relationships along the way is extremely important. A tip I would like to give you is never burn your bridges. Your industry is smaller than you think, you can be sure that you will be in contact with that person again in the future directly or by who they know.
Your dream is your purpose, it is part of God’s bigger Dream and plan for the World!
When things go touch such as COVID-19 just always remember know that nothing can stop your dream but you. Problems, diversity, trials and tribulations even people are only teachable moments to be used to reach your Dream.
Just like having Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see so is your Dream being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do no not see.
Just keep going and live your dream!
Enjoy your journey while building your foundation for your Dream.