...is the cornerstone of Strategic Acceleration, a book by Tony Jeary
... one that has inspired me in my own personal development.
John Maxwell has a book around this very topic. Today Matters deals with today and the small achievements made towards your goal. Steady daily advances are important to successfully starting a home business.
Without a vision there is no solid foundation to tie your objectives (small steps to follow today) to your goal. When you have clarity of vision around the tiny first steps you can measure your progress around the completion of each tiny goal. Clarity of Vision keeps your goals in perspective so they are always crisp an clear in the fore front as you execute your plan to the finish line!
Here is how Tony Jeary sums up Chapter 2 around
Achieving Clarity of Vision
Achieving clarity of vision is the cornerstone around Strategic Acceleration. When you have an authentic vision, things happen. When you have clarity about your vision, you discover yourself being pulled toward it, and all you have to do is follow the connecting opportunities that carry you along. The pulling effect of an authentic vision allows you to make connections faster. You can identify and pursue opportunities faster. The results you achieve will be superior, and they will come faster than you may have thought possible.
In Exercise 2. We examine Our Belief Window
(the one we look out on the world through)
Tony Jeary wants you to understand your influences.
You make all decisions based on your personal belief window, which frames all your views of people, places and things, and influences the action you take regarding those same people, places and things. Some of these beliefs may be erroneous, and this exercise will help you to understand why you accept or reject ideas and people, and eliminate false beliefs.
He wants wants you to consider
1. How would an erroneous framing of an event, idea, or person impact your results?
2. Document your beliefs (of what you believe to be true, false, correct, incorrect, appropriate, inappropriate, possible, impossible) using these 10 points.
He gives examples on Page 213.
I will share with you a few examples of what I have covered in this exercise.
1. SELF: I am a strong professional with great work ethic and commitment to impact my patients with the best skill and knowledge to maintain good oral health overall! I am a great parent and grandparent. Using my influence as the matriarch of the family my counsel holds great weight in helping my children with their decisions when asked and sometimes not. I give back in my community through volunteering and generally being a professional influence around everyone I come in contact with.
8. RECREATION: I set time aside for yoga, golf, walking and vacationing as is necessary to keep a balance within my body and soul. I have worked far too may years as a Dental Hygienist and have sat in a static position over a patient for many hours in a day. I find Yoga and golf a great antagonist to open up my shoulders, neck and hands after a hard day at the clinic. This I cannot compromise. I also walk the grand-dog 5/7 evenings.
Again refer to page 213 and fill out your own Belief window. This exercise can be very beneficial in both your personal development and business endeavors. I invite you to come join our affinity group in SBI to find an accountability partner in becoming the entrepreneur you always wanted to be!
This is a repost from my blog.
To Your Success,
P.S. Small Biz Incubator is all about starting a home business successfully.