I lead a lot of business start-up classes. I always ask why the attendees want to start a business? Typically people have decided, for whatever reason, to take control of their lives, pursue their passion and start a business. Great! The next step is to trust themselves, put in the work and create the life of their dreams.
There is one more very big thing…Push past the FEAR.
Keep Reading, I promise not to mention SWOT Analysis
I am a big believer that if you can dream it you can do it. However, to make this work you need to go beyond the dream stage and build structure that will allow you to execute. This is where goal setting comes in. Here are a few tips that you may not have heard regarding goal setting that will allow you to actually accomplish your dreams.
I have watched people quit their jobs to start the business of their dreams then never start the business only to go back and work in the cubical farm.
I have watched people who have created their dream business then spend more time playing around and taking pats on the back for a job not yet done than they spend on running the business.
I have watched people in college enroll in their dream degree program, kick ass in the classes but not do what it takes to succeed after college.
To be clear, I absolutely believe in Dream, Declare and Deliver. I have seen it work. The challenge in each of these situations is that the people Dreamed and Declared but left out a step. They became distracted because they didn’t focus on Delivering.