Now that you have decided to start a business the best place to start is setting yourself some goals. Think about the amount of money you would like to make or the rank you would like to achieve, then set a time you think you can achieve that by. I have a handy workbook to set goals, what is takes to achieve them so you hone in on what exactly you need to do to achieve them. Click here for the free workbook.
Next I would like to get into the heart of your decision to ensure you get there. Goals can set an expectation, and give you short term happiness when you achieve them. However focusing on your values along the way allows you to enjoy the whole process not just the result.
Doing things you don’t like just for survival won’t keep you there for very long. Doing things for status won’t last much longer, even freedom is superficial. Freedom to do what -what will you do with your freedom this is your why. (Just a tip it’s how you will help people and be a giver.) Something you would get out of bed for even if you weren’t getting paid. This is your Purpose.
Once you find your passion, you put soul and passion into your business, things will be clearer, it will be easier to make decisions, set boundaries, and do hard things because you’ll know why you are doing them. You will experience greater fulfillment when you live by your values.
So how do you figure out what these core values are? For some people just sitting in a quiet place, with time to reflect, thinking of a time you experienced joy, and write things that come to mind. For others looking at a blank piece of paper might make us draw-a-blank, so I suggest downloading a core values list. (There is a free download here) Next, highlight some that are most important to you. If you have more than 7-8, group them into categories, and see if one category is inclusive of others. Narrow your list until is is 5-8. Prioritize this list putting them in order, most important first. Define what each one means to you.
This may take some time to reflect on, so be sure to set a time in a month or so to review these, to see if you still see them the same way.
I have a free video training on this topic, and more in this series to follow, coming very soon.
Download this FREE workbook to help you find your core values. Click here for the free workbook.